Comparative Adjectives

Learn about comparative adjectives!

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Comparative adjectives are useful for young children to learn about. They can be helpful in place of regular adjectives because they compare two nouns directly, which can help your readers more clearly understand the description you are providing them with. Comparative adjectives are useful in all writing types, just like regular adjectives are. Let’s take a look at comparative adjectives!

What are comparative adjectives?

Comparative adjectives describe nouns by comparing them to other nouns. They differ from regular adjectives in that they use comparison and can’t be used without the presence of another noun.

Examples of comparative adjectives

Comparative adjectives can typically be identified with the -er ending, but not always. Here is a list of example sentences using comparative adjectives to show you what we mean. Remember, these will always be used to compare nouns to other nouns; they can’t be used standalone!

  1. She is so much faster than her twin brother.
  2. The pig is so much larger than the piglet.
  3. My bedroom is smaller than my classroom.
  4. That basketball is bigger than that tennis ball.
  5. This t-shirt is cheaper than the one I bought last week.
  6. The music sounds louder than it did earlier today.

Activity & Resource

Now that your child has some foundational knowledge of comparative adjectives, they should be ready to use them in their own writing. If they still feel confused or need a refresher on what we’ve discussed, download the below printable resource, which explains comparative adjectives concisely and features some examples.

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