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Use the Comparative and Superlative Forms of Adjectives 3

In this worksheet, students consider ways of forming the comparative and superlative versions of adjectives.

'Use the Comparative and Superlative Forms of Adjectives 3' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Transcription

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Spelling Rules

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

We use the comparative and superlative forms of adjectives when we are comparing things.


The black and tan puppy was cute, but the black puppy was cuter (comparative) and the brown puppy with blue eyes was the cutest (superlative) of all.

 

For adjectives with one syllable we usually add 'er' and 'est' to form the comparative and superlative, but for adjectives with three syllables or more we use the words 'more' and 'most' instead.

Apples are delicious, but bananas are more delicious and strawberries are the most delicious.

 

Adjectives with two syllables are more difficult because they can follow either rule.

Most adjectives ending in -y, -le and -ow add 'er' and 'est'.

noisy    noisier   noisiest

gentle   gentler   gentlest

narrow   narrower   narrowest

 

Most other two-syllable adjectives add 'more' and 'most'.

careful   more careful   most careful

anxious   more anxious   most anxious

 

Don't forget that some adjectives don't follow the rules at all!

good   better   best

bad   worse   worst

far   further   furthest

Complete the sentence by writing the comparative form of the underlined adjective.

 

Johnny thought he was being careful when he crossed the road but his mum said he needed to be __________.

Complete the sentence by writing the comparative form of the underlined adjective.

 

Stephen thought that dividing was simple but multiplying was __________.

Complete the sentence by writing the comparative form of the underlined adjective.

 

Mabel thought that the middle of the pool was shallow but the instructor told her to go to the end where the water was __________.

Complete the sentence by writing the superlative form of the underlined adjective.

 

All the children were modest about their achievements but Alim was the __________ pupil in the class.

Complete the sentence by writing the superlative form of the underlined adjective.

 

All my uncles are grumpy when our local football team loses but Uncle Jim is always the __________ of all of them.

For the next five questions you need to read the sentences and find the incorrect comparative or superlative adjective. Write the correct version in the box.

 

(Remember that comparative adjectives are used for comparing two things and superlative adjectives are used for comparing three or more things.)

 

Jennifer was a noisy girl but her sister Katie was noisiest.

Read the sentence and find the incorrect comparative or superlative adjective. Write the correct version in the box.

 

Molly thinks that Belle is beautiful but Snow White is beautifuller.

Read the sentence and find the incorrect comparative or superlative adjective. Write the correct version in the box.

 

Penny and Jane peered into the cave. Penny was keen to go in but Jane was nervouser and pulled her back.

Read the sentence and find the incorrect comparative or superlative adjective. Write the correct version in the box.

 

'Paris and Rome are far away but Madrid is the farest,' said Joshua.

Read the sentence and find the incorrect comparative or superlative adjective. Write the correct version in the box.

 

'That was the boringest film I've ever seen,' moaned Jake.

  • Question 1

Complete the sentence by writing the comparative form of the underlined adjective.

 

Johnny thought he was being careful when he crossed the road but his mum said he needed to be __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
more careful
  • Question 2

Complete the sentence by writing the comparative form of the underlined adjective.

 

Stephen thought that dividing was simple but multiplying was __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
simpler
  • Question 3

Complete the sentence by writing the comparative form of the underlined adjective.

 

Mabel thought that the middle of the pool was shallow but the instructor told her to go to the end where the water was __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
shallower
  • Question 4

Complete the sentence by writing the superlative form of the underlined adjective.

 

All the children were modest about their achievements but Alim was the __________ pupil in the class.

CORRECT ANSWER
most modest
  • Question 5

Complete the sentence by writing the superlative form of the underlined adjective.

 

All my uncles are grumpy when our local football team loses but Uncle Jim is always the __________ of all of them.

CORRECT ANSWER
grumpiest
  • Question 6

For the next five questions you need to read the sentences and find the incorrect comparative or superlative adjective. Write the correct version in the box.

 

(Remember that comparative adjectives are used for comparing two things and superlative adjectives are used for comparing three or more things.)

 

Jennifer was a noisy girl but her sister Katie was noisiest.

CORRECT ANSWER
noisier
EDDIE SAYS
You need the comparative here because only two people are being compared.
  • Question 7

Read the sentence and find the incorrect comparative or superlative adjective. Write the correct version in the box.

 

Molly thinks that Belle is beautiful but Snow White is beautifuller.

CORRECT ANSWER
more beautiful
EDDIE SAYS
You need to use 'more' and 'most' to form the comparative and superlative of an adjective with three syllables.
  • Question 8

Read the sentence and find the incorrect comparative or superlative adjective. Write the correct version in the box.

 

Penny and Jane peered into the cave. Penny was keen to go in but Jane was nervouser and pulled her back.

CORRECT ANSWER
more nervous
EDDIE SAYS
You need to use 'more' and 'most' to form the comparative and superlative of 'nervous'.
  • Question 9

Read the sentence and find the incorrect comparative or superlative adjective. Write the correct version in the box.

 

'Paris and Rome are far away but Madrid is the farest,' said Joshua.

CORRECT ANSWER
furthest
EDDIE SAYS
Remember that the adjective 'far' doesn't follow the rules!
  • Question 10

Read the sentence and find the incorrect comparative or superlative adjective. Write the correct version in the box.

 

'That was the boringest film I've ever seen,' moaned Jake.

CORRECT ANSWER
most boring
EDDIE SAYS
You need to use 'more' and 'most' to form the comparative and superlative versions of 'boring'.
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