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Three Degrees of Adjectives Exercises With Answers

Three Degrees of Adjectives Exercises With Answers
Three Degrees of Adjectives Exercises With Answers

You might know that adjectives are words that modify a noun or a pronoun, therefore adjectives are called modifiers in English. Sometimes modifiers are used to compare two or more people, things, actions, or qualities. We have already talked about three degrees of adjectives, in this page, three degrees of adjectives exercises with answers are given below. Initially, attempt the exercises then compare your answers with the correct answers given.

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Three Degrees of Adjectives Exercises With Answers

1. The Positive Degree

The positive degree of an adjective makes no comparison and it just modifies or gives more information about a noun.

  • This sit is very informative.
  • He is an intelligent boy.

2. The Comparative Degree of Adjective

Add “r or er” to the end of a one-syllable adjective.
Use this formula:
Noun/subject pronoun + be (not) + adjective + r/er + than + noun/ object pronoun

  • Ahmad is taller than Ali.
  • He is stronger than me.
  • Sydney is bigger than Melbourne.
  • Melbourne is smaller than Sydney.

Exercise 1:

Complete the sentences below with the correct form of adjectives in parentheses.
1- If you want to be much _________________________ , you should exercise every day. ( healthy)
2- In order to become _____________ than others, some people start criminal activities. (wealthy)
3- My new car is ______________________ than my old one. (pretty)
4- Everyone struggles to have an even _____________ life in the future. (happy)
5- My brother is ______________________ than me. (lucky)
6- She is a little _____________________ than her older sister. (ugly)

Anwers:

  • Healthier
  • Wealthier
  • Prettier
  • Happier
  • luckier
  • uglier

Use more or less before two or more than two syllable adjectives (not ending with y)

Strucuture:

Noun/subject pronoun+ be + more/less + adjective + than + noun/object pronoun

  • Japan is more modern than many other countries in Asia.
  • Pakistan is less modern than India.
  • She is more intelligent than him.
  • Jan is more talented than anyone else in his math class.
  • I am less tolerant than you.

Exercise 2:

Make sentences with the comparative form of these adjectives.

Beautiful Tolerant Troublesome stupid
Handsome Patient Good looking Simple
Intelligent Comfortable Hard working Cleaver
Interesting Convenient Surprising Irritating
Argumentative Egotistical Lovely Disturbing
Selfish Confident Talented Delicious
Jealous Cunning Talentless Appetizing
easygoing Romantic Sleepless expensive

3. The Superlative Degree of Adjective

Add est to the end of one syllable adjectives.
Use this formula:
Noun/pronoun + be + the + adjective + est + ROTS

  • Jamal is the tallest boy in our class.
  • She is the smartest girl in her class.

Change y to i and add est to the end of two syllable adjectives ending with y.

  • She is the prettiest girl in her family.
  • He is the wealthiest man in the USA.

Exercise 1:

Make sentences with the superlative degree of these adjectives.

Simple Adjective Comparative degree Superlative degree
big bigger The biggest
small smaller The smallest
tall taller The tallest
crazy crazier The craziest
ugly uglier The ugliest
good better The best
bad worse The worst

Use the most or the least before two or more than two syllable adjectives if they do not end with y.
Use this structure:
Noun/pronoun + be + the most/the least + adjective + ROTS

  • Kabul is the most congested city in Afghanistan.
  • She is the most intelligent student in our class.

Exercise 2.

Fill in the blanks with the correct form of adjectives in parentheses.

1- Osama was __________________________ guy for the U.S.A. (dangerous)
2- My nephew is ___________________________ than my uncle. (stingy)
3- Sydeny is __________________________ city in Australia. (beautiful)
4- Who is _______________________ man of the world in this century? (rich)
5- What is ___________________ way to become filthy rich in your life? (convenient)
6- My English is not ______________ than yours. (good)
7- Not listening to good advice is one of _________habits of my younger brother. (bad)
8- Our English class is ____________________________ than your math class. (interesting)
9- Learn ESL is one of ______________________ websites in the world. (good)
10- USA is one of ______________ countries in the world. (modern)
11- Can you name __________________________ province of our country? (large)
12- Washington is ___________________________ city in Afghanistan. (expensive)

Answers:

  1. The most dangerous
  2. Stingier
  3. The most beautiful
  4. The richest
  5. The most convenient
  6. Better
  7. The worst
  8. More interesting
  9. The best
  10. Most modern
  11. The largest
  12. The most expensive

Exercise 3.

Choose the best options from what you learned about the degrees of adjective so far.

1. Tom is feeling very ______.

  • angry
  • angrier
  • angriest

2. Nokia is a _______ company.

  • good
  • better
  • best

3. Ahmad is _______ than his brother.

  • fast
  • faster
  • fastest

4. Amongst the three brothers, Jawed is the ________

  • tall
  • taller
  • tallest

5. She will live ______ than him.

  • long
  • longest
  • longer
  • larger

6. What about this? Isn’t it _______?

  • beautiful
  • beauteous
  • beauty

7. The test was ________ than I thought it would be.

  • difficult
  • more difficult
  • most difficult

8. He is the ________ boy in his class.

  • old
  • older
  • oldest

9. This locality is ________ than ours.

  • expensive
  • more expensive
  • most expensive

10. You are so ________, I am sure you can pick this up.

  • strong
  • weak
  • fat
  • thin

Answers:

  1. Angry
  2. Good
  3. Faster
  4. Tallest
  5. Longer
  6. Beautiful
  7. More difficult
  8. Oldest
  9. More expensive
  10. Strong

Exercise 4.

Determine which form of the adjective best completes each of the following sentences.

  1. Her (most high, highest) score at bowling was 200.
  2. It goes without saying that Roger’s hand was (larger, more large) than mine.
  3. Jessica was (more good, better) than Jason at solving riddles.
  4. This test tube of water is definitely (clearer, clearest) than the other.
  5. Tomorrow’s weather should be (coolest, cooler) than today’s.
  6. Compared to Darleen’s cats, mine is hardly the (slimmest, slimmer).

Answers:

  1. highest
  2. larger
  3. better
  4. clearer
  5. cooler
  6. slimmer

When you attempted all the exercises then compare your answers with the correct answers given, find out your mistakes and rectify them. Also, read the following related articles. Moreover, ask your questions about the article using the comment section below.

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