Comparative Adjectives Exercises (With Printable PDF)

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Comparing yourself to others often leads to resentment. But in English, comparisons matter! They allow you to describe that something or someone has a bigger or smaller amount of a specific characteristic.

Find out how to form comparative adjectives in this article. Then, answer the three-part exercise with a printable PDF about comparative adjectives.

What Are Comparative Adjectives?

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Comparative adjectives modify nouns and pronouns while expressing comparisons.

Some comparative adjectives are formed by using –er at the end of the word.

  • Bigger
  • Smaller
  • Trickier
  • Whiter
  • Taller

Some comparative adjectives are formed by using the adverb more. This is more common among longer adjectives.

  • More elegant
  • More distant
  • More elongated
  • More expensive
  • More intellectual

We can also use less for comparisons to show a smaller amount. For example:

  • Less boring
  • Less expensive
  • Less hardworking
  • Less comfortable
  • Less greasy
Comparative Adjectives Exercise #2

Comparative Adjectives Exercise #2

Choose the correct adjective that will complete the sentence.

Everyone in the office thinks Thea has a (pleasant, more pleasant) personality.

The vanilla and caramel notes in this perfume are (strong, stronger) than the white floral notes.

Today was (memorabler, more memorable) than yesterday.

Whose painting is (colorfuler, more colorful)?

I am a (good, better) volleyball player than Mia.

I don’t think I’m (fast, faster) enough to join the competition.

The (slow, slower) you type, the (long, longer) you’ll take to finish that homework.

Lindsay turned a year (old, older) today. She is now six.

Your ideas keep getting (bright, brighter) and (bright, brighter).

The roads keep getting (more narrow, narrower) every year.

I want a (powerful, more powerful) computer than my current one.

Every night, it gets (more cold, colder).

Lifting (more heavy, heavier) weights every set is the best progressive overload method.

Which country is (big, bigger), Canada or Russia?

My car is red, while yours is (blue, bluer).