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Know Your Adjectives: Comparatives and Superlatives

In this worksheet, students revise and practise different ways of forming comparative and superlative adjectives.

'Know Your Adjectives: Comparatives and Superlatives' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:  Grammar and Vocabulary

Curriculum subtopic:  Extend and Apply Grammatical Knowledge

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

We use the comparative  form of an adjectives when we are comparing two things and the superlative form when we are comparing three or more things.

Freddie is big, but Fritz is bigger (comparative) and Fido is the biggest (superlative).

 

We often form comparative and superlative adjectives by adding er and est.

thin     thinner     thinnest   (double the consonant after a short vowel)

heavy     heavier     heaviest   (change y to ier / iest)

 

However, if an adjective has three syllables or more, then we use the words 'more' and 'most' instead.

intelligent     more intelligent     most intelligent

 

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

 

Some adjectives don't follow the rules at all!

good   better   best

bad   worse   worst

Change the adjective into its comparative form to complete the sentence. Write the comparative adjective in the answer box.

 

The history book was interesting, but I found the book about space travel __________.

Change the adjective into its comparative form to complete the sentence. Write the comparative adjective in the answer box.

 

Anthony was good at basket ball but Jack was __________.

Change the adjective into its superlative form to complete the sentence. Write the superlative adjective in the answer box.

 

All three horses are gentle but Maisie is the __________.

Change the adjective into its comparative form to complete the sentence. Write the comparative adjective in the answer box.

 

Jessie's sore throat was bad on Monday but on Tuesday it was  __________.

Choose the correct form of the adjective to complete the following sentence.

 

Isabel is tall but her sister Victoria is  __________.

taller

tallest

Choose the correct form of the adjective to complete the following sentence.

 

All the acts were popular at the talent show, but Barney's was the __________.

more popular

most popular

Choose the correct form of the adjective to complete the following sentence.

 

Nigel's dog was obedient but Vanessa's dog was __________.

Choose the correct form of the adjective to complete the following sentence.

 

Steve thought all the performers were good but he thought the boy on the saxophone was the __________.

The following sentence contains an incorrect comparative or superlative adjective. Write the correct version in the answer box.

 

The moon is bright but the sun is the brightest.

The following sentence contains an incorrect comparative or superlative adjective. Write the correct version in the answer box.

 

I was happy on my birthday but the day my dad came back from Afghanistan was the most happy day of my life.

  • Question 1

Change the adjective into its comparative form to complete the sentence. Write the comparative adjective in the answer box.

 

The history book was interesting, but I found the book about space travel __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
more interesting
  • Question 2

Change the adjective into its comparative form to complete the sentence. Write the comparative adjective in the answer box.

 

Anthony was good at basket ball but Jack was __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
better
  • Question 3

Change the adjective into its superlative form to complete the sentence. Write the superlative adjective in the answer box.

 

All three horses are gentle but Maisie is the __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
gentlest
  • Question 4

Change the adjective into its comparative form to complete the sentence. Write the comparative adjective in the answer box.

 

Jessie's sore throat was bad on Monday but on Tuesday it was  __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
worse
  • Question 5

Choose the correct form of the adjective to complete the following sentence.

 

Isabel is tall but her sister Victoria is  __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
taller
EDDIE SAYS
Only two people are being compared so the comparative form of the adjective is needed.
  • Question 6

Choose the correct form of the adjective to complete the following sentence.

 

All the acts were popular at the talent show, but Barney's was the __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
most popular
EDDIE SAYS
All the acts are being compared so the superlative form is needed.
  • Question 7

Choose the correct form of the adjective to complete the following sentence.

 

Nigel's dog was obedient but Vanessa's dog was __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
more obedient
  • Question 8

Choose the correct form of the adjective to complete the following sentence.

 

Steve thought all the performers were good but he thought the boy on the saxophone was the __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
best
  • Question 9

The following sentence contains an incorrect comparative or superlative adjective. Write the correct version in the answer box.

 

The moon is bright but the sun is the brightest.

CORRECT ANSWER
brighter
  • Question 10

The following sentence contains an incorrect comparative or superlative adjective. Write the correct version in the answer box.

 

I was happy on my birthday but the day my dad came back from Afghanistan was the most happy day of my life.

CORRECT ANSWER
happiest
---- OR ----

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