What do we use comparative adjectives for?
We use comparative to talk about the similarities and differences between different things.
Comparing two things: She is taller than me. You are better looking than your dad.
(NORMAL) tall = taller, short = shorter
(IRREGULAR) good = better, bad = worse
(DOUBLE) big = bigger, fat = fatter
(…IER) Happy = happier, funny = funnier
(LONG) expensive = more expensive
Comparing a group of things: It is the tallest building. They are the most expensive glasses in the shop.
(NORMAL) tall = the tallest, short = the shortest
(IRREGULAR) good = the best, bad = the worst
(DOUBLE) big = the biggest, fat = the fattest
(…IER) happy = the happiest, funny = the funniest
(LONG) expensive = the most expensive
Similarities: I am as funny as my brother. It is the same as yours.
as… as = the same as
I am as good-looking as my twin brother.
You aren´t as talkative as me.
(adjective + enough) My car is fast enough
(Enough + noun) I don´t have enough money
Too: too is a negative aspect of something
It was too expensive and I couldn´t afford it
I have too much furniture in my house
So: so + adjective
He is so cool that I want to be just like him. He is my idol.
Such: such + adjective + noun
That was such an awful meal that I won´t go back.
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