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Revise Adjectives: Comparatives and Superlatives

In this worksheet, students will revise and practise the comparative and superlative forms of adjectives.

'Revise Adjectives: Comparatives and Superlatives' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Year:  Year 9 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Grammar and Vocabulary

Curriculum subtopic:   Extend and Apply Grammatical Knowledge

Popular topics:   Adjectives worksheets

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Worksheet Overview

What type of word is an adjective? It describes a noun.


If we want to compare two things, people or whatever, we usually add 'er' to the end of the adjective.

For example: Pete's tall but Johnnie's taller. Johnnie's the taller one.


a giant


We call 'taller' a comparative adjective because we are comparing.

If we have more than two to compare, we add 'est'.

For example: Adam's the tallest.

We call 'tallest' a superlative because he is the most tall.


With longer adjectives, of three syllables, we put 'more' and 'most' in front of the adjective. It would sound strange to say 'horribler' and 'horriblest', so we say 'more horrible' and 'most horrible'.


The same rule applies for adjectives ending in 'ious', for example: 'vicious'. We would say 'more vicious' or 'most vicious'.


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