ENGLISH GRAMMAR Adjectives and Adverbs – Making Comparisons.
When comparing two things, we can say that one thing is more than the other thing, that one thing is less than the other thing, or that the two things are the same. To say that something is more than something else, you can use the following patterns. Adjective+er+than – for adjectives with less than three syllables. My sister is richer than your sister. This car is slower than the last one. More+adjective+than – for adjectives with three or more syllables. Sam is more intelligent than Jim. Mary is more beautiful than Kerry. To say something is less than something else, you can use: Not as + adjective + as – Rahul is not as strong as Rohit. Horses are not as smart as pigs. Less + adjective + than – My dress is less colourful than Jaya’s. My necklace is less expensive than yours. To say something is more than
something else in a stronger way you can use “much” or “a lot” as in the following. My father is a lot richer than your father. Shruthi is much more beautiful than Shalini. To say that two things are the same you can use – as + adjective/adverb + as. John walks as fast as Dick. The bus is as crowded as the subway.