We can use adjectives to make comparisons in English. For today’s English lesson, let’s look at how we can make the comparative form of adjectives, based on the number of syllables the word has.
Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details:
- A horse is big, but an elephant is bigger than a horse.
- The Flatiron Building is tall, but the Empire State Building is taller than it.
- Jim is smart, but Tom is smarter than Jim.
- I think New York is more exciting than Los Angeles.
- New York is an expensive city, but the rent in Tokyo is more expensive than the rent in New York.
- My new pillow is more comfortable than my old pillow.
- I think Mila Kunis is prettier than Angelina Jolie.
- A rabbit is tinier than an elephant.
- Silence of the Lambs was scarier than Friday the 13th.
- Good becomes better. For example, learning English at Happy English is better than learning English in high school.
- Bad become worse. For example, a heavy snowstorm is worse than a heavy rain storm.
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