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Use of Comparatives and Superlatives: English Lesson

This English video lesson will help you remember not to use more than one comparative for each noun.

Watch the video then do the revision exercises.  If you need more help then read the text below before trying the exercises.

Something maybe much, much bigger, . . .
. . . but you can only use one comparative to say it.

More’ is a comparative.
Adding –ier or –er to the end of a word . . .
. . . also makes it a comparative.

A noun cannot have two comparatives.

This wine is more tastier than that bottle. (wrong)
‘More’ and ‘tastier’ are both comparatives so cannot be together.
This wine is tastier than that wine. (correct)

She is funnier than Tom is. NOT She is more funnier than Tom is.
Alexander is taller than Franklin. NOT Alexander is more taller than Franklin.

. . . more drunker (wrong)
. . . more sexier (wrong)
As he became more drunk she became sexier. (correct)

Remember: Only one comparative for each noun.

Now do the revision exercises.

 

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