A. short adjectives (one syllable adjectives)
a) To short adjectives, we add “er” .
Cheap + er = cheaper
This book is cheaper than this chair
Tall + er = taller
Ali is taller than Ahmed
b) One syllable adjective ending in “e” + “r”.
Brave + r = braver
Samira is braver than Ahmed
large + r = larger
My house is larger than our class
c) One syllable adjective ending in: “consonant + y” = ier
Easy = easier
English is easier than French
Heavy = heavier
The desk is heavier than the chair.
d) One syllable adjective ending in one vowel + consonant, we double the consonant and add “er”
Hot = hot + t + er + = hotter
Fes is hotter than Rabat
big = big + g + er = bigger
The bus is bigger than the car
B. To long adjectives(with two or more syllables), we add “more”
more expensive/ more interesting
Reading a book is more interesting than watching TV
C. Irregular comparatives:
good = better / bad = worse / far = farther / little = less / well = better
D. As + adjective + as:
Fatima is as good as Ahmed
Ali is as tall as Ahmed
We use “as + adjective + as” to say that two things or persons are equal in some way.
E. Not as + adjective + as:
Ahmed is not as good as Fatima
Ahmed is not as short as Driss
We use “ not as + adjective + as” to say that two things or persons are not equal in some way.