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Superlatives and Comparatives- Exercises

Superlatives and Comparatives- Exercises

by Christa Maas
1: Give the comparative form for each of the adjectives listed.
Russian is a more difficult language than English.
I think Maria is happier now than three months ago.
Could you open the door, please? It's getting much hotter in this room than I like.
interesting ___________
strong ___________
funny ___________
important ___________
beautiful  ___________
big ___________
small ___________
polluted ___________
boring ___________
angry ___________
good _____________
bad ______________

2: Give the superlative form for each of the adjectives listed.
Brazil is the most beautiful country in South America.
His biggest dream is to buy a yacht.
He is the happiest person in our office.
interesting ___________
strong ___________
funny ___________
important ___________
beautiful  ___________
big ___________
small ___________
polluted ___________
boring ___________
angry ___________
good _____________
bad ______________

3:  Fill in the correct form of the words in brackets (comparative or superlative).
My car is (big) _____________ than yours.
This girl is (beautiful) _______________ that one.
This is the (interesting) __________________film I have ever seen.
Which is the (dangerous) _____________place in Brazil?
A holiday is (relaxing)_________________when you are with your family..
She likes to buy clothes that are (expensive) _____________ than normal clothes.
Who is the (rich) __________________woman on earth?
My salary this year is (bad) ___________________than last year.
Non-smokers usually live (long) __________________ smokers.
He was the (fast) ______________runner of all.

 4:  Fill in the correct form of the words in brackets (Comparison of Adjectives) (as ... as)
James is (tall)__________________Peter.
Maria is (beautiful __________________Paula.
You are (crazy) ___________________my friend Harry.
He can walk (fast)__________________I  can.
My sister is (not / young) __________________your sister.
Your mobile phone is (not / new ) ______________________mine.
Portuguese is (not / interesting) ____________________English.
This ice cream (not / taste / good) ____________________the one I ate last week..
I can work (many /hours) ______________________you.
She (not / earn / much / money____________________________ he does.

5: Compare the cities:
São Paulo is (large) _______________ New York.
São Paulo is (large)______________________city of Brazil.
Moscow is (large) ________________________city in Russia.
No other Russian city has (many) ______    inhabitants ________Moscow.
The weather in Salvador is (good) __________________ in Santa Catarina.  
Patio do Colégio is (old) _________________ place in São Paulo.
Ipanema beach is (interesting) ________________________ any other beach in Rio de Janeiro
Ibirapuera Park is one of  (famous) ___________________parks in São Paulo.

6: Now it´s up to you!  Compare the topics below.  
·         São Paulo, Tokyo, Paris, Sorocaba
·         Basketball, Football, Tennis, Golf
·         Gladiator, Armageddon, Avatar
·         Telephone, Fax, Telegraph, Computer
·         Porsche, Volkswagen, bicycle, motorbike


Answers/Respostas:
1.      more interesting( than), funnier ( than) , more important (than), more beautiful (than), bigger(than), smaller (than), more polluted (than), more boring (than), angrier (than), better (than), worse (than)
2.      the most interesting, the funniest, the most important, the most beautiful, the biggest, the smallest, the most polluted, the most boring, the angriest, the best, the worst.
3.      bigger, more beautiful, the most interesting, the most dangerous, more relaxing, more expensive, richer, worse, longer, the fastest.
4.      As tall as, as beautiful as, as  crazy as, as fast, not as young as, not as new as, not as interesting as, doesn´t taste as good as, as many hours as, doesn´t earn as much money as
5.  larger than, the largest, the largest, as many as, better than, more interesting than, the most famous

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