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A2 Comparing: using -er and more

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A2 Comparing using ‘-er’ and ‘more’, shows us how to use adjectives (fast, slow) to compare two people or two things.

A2 Comparing

Learn how to make comparisons to be successful in the Cambridge Assessment English A2 Flyers test.

A2 Comparing: using -er and more

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The Comparative: Using -er and more

  • we add -er to an adjective: Jane is older than Jack.
  • we use more in front of an adjective: This watch is more expensive than that one.

Adjectives with one syllable
old → older
cheap → cheaper
large → larger

Adjectives that end in -y
pretty → prettier
funny → funnier

Adjectives with two or more syllables
famous → more famous
important → more important
interesting → more interesting

Irregular comparative adjectives
good → better
bad → worse
far → farther/further

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