Vocabulary practice for the Cambridge PET exam
The comparative forms of adjectives and adverbs are used to say something is bigger or smaller, more exciting or less expensive than something else. But when do you use 'er' and when should you use 'more' or 'less'? And do you have to make any spelling changes to the adjective or adverb? Look at these sentences. Can you work out the rules?
Sally is taller than Gill.
Everest is higher than Kilimanjaro.
The Ford Mondeo is bigger than the Fiesta.
I now leave for work earlier than I used to.
The food is less expensive here than in town.
I thought the book would be more interesting.
Try the quiz below to check your ideas.
Complete each sentence by typing the correct comparative form:
For each question, complete the second sentence so that it means the
same as the first.
Use no more than three words.
1. Tim rarely goes to a football match.
Tim does........................................ to a football match.
Practise these comparative forms by using objects around you. For example:
This table is older than the other pieces of furniture in the
The book I'm reading is more interesting than the last one.
The garden is looking less tidy than usual.