This is used when -er is added to the adjective.
- Pete is taller than Dave.
This is used when more is added before the adjective. This form is generally used when the adjective has two or more syllables.
- John’s work is more colorful than Donald’s.
Some adjectives have a highly irregular construction:
- Michael is better at basketball than Dennis. (good)
- William has worse handwriting compared to Mark. (bad)
Further examples of irregular adjectives include little (least), many (most) and far (farthest).
Other adjectives have modified spelling when using the -er construction:
- She seems to be
happyerhappier than usual. (happy)
- Today is
hoterhotter than yesterday. (hot)
|When to use '-er' and 'more'. Spelling changes.||Smrt English|
|The use of 'er', 'more' and irregular comparatives.||TeacherIHAveAQuestio|