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Adding -er and -est to Adjectives

In this worksheet, students will learn how to add -er and -est to adjectives when no other change in spelling is needed.

'Adding -er and -est to Adjectives' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:  Writing: Transcription

Curriculum subtopic:  Use -ing, -ed, -er and -est

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Nouns are the names we use for people, places and things.

 

Read these nouns:

ball  house  school  Monday  sun 

 

 

Adjectives are words we use to describe nouns.

The big ball.
The blue ball.
The little ball.  

 

 

Sometimes we want to say that one thing is different to another. This is called comparing things. We can use -er or -est to help us compare

The old boat.
The older boat.
The oldest boat.

 

In this worksheet, you will learn how to add these different endings to compare different things.

Read this adjective.

 

great

 

Can you add -er and -est to the end?

Type both words below.

Read this adjective.

 

loud

 

Can you add -er and -est to the end?

Type both words below.

Read this adjective.

 

full 

 

Can you add -er and -est to the end?

Type both words below.

Read this adjective.

 

slow

 

Can you add -er and -est to the end?

Type both words below.

Now use some of your answers so far.  

Look at these pictures.

 

   

Which is the slowest?

The speedboat is the slowest.

The rowing boat is the slowest.

Look at these pictures.

 

 

Who looks stronger?

The boy looks the strongest.

The man looks the strongest.

Look at these pictures.

 

 

Whose ball is higher?

The girls' ball is higher.

The boy's ball is higher.

Look at this.

 

  

The aeroplane is the fastest.

Is this true?

no

yes

Who can run quicker?

The cheetah is quicker than the tortoise.

The tortoise is quicker than the cheetah.

  • Question 1

Read this adjective.

 

great

 

Can you add -er and -est to the end?

Type both words below.

CORRECT ANSWER
greater greatest
greatest greater
  • Question 2

Read this adjective.

 

loud

 

Can you add -er and -est to the end?

Type both words below.

CORRECT ANSWER
louder loudest
loudest louder
  • Question 3

Read this adjective.

 

full 

 

Can you add -er and -est to the end?

Type both words below.

CORRECT ANSWER
fuller fullest
fullest fuller
  • Question 4

Read this adjective.

 

slow

 

Can you add -er and -est to the end?

Type both words below.

CORRECT ANSWER
slower slowest
slowest slower
  • Question 5

Now use some of your answers so far.  

Look at these pictures.

 

   

Which is the slowest?

CORRECT ANSWER
The rowing boat is the slowest.
  • Question 6

Look at these pictures.

 

 

Who looks stronger?

CORRECT ANSWER
The man looks the strongest.
EDDIE SAYS
We can also say "The man looks stronger than the boy."
  • Question 7

Look at these pictures.

 

 

Whose ball is higher?

CORRECT ANSWER
The girls' ball is higher.
EDDIE SAYS
The girls' ball is the highest.
  • Question 8

Look at this.

 

  

The aeroplane is the fastest.

Is this true?

CORRECT ANSWER
yes
EDDIE SAYS
An aeroplane is faster than a car.
  • Question 9

Who can run quicker?

CORRECT ANSWER
The cheetah is quicker than the tortoise.
EDDIE SAYS
The cheetah is the quickest, and the tortoise is the slowest.
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