English Comparatives Video with Exercises
In English, we use comparatives to talk about the differences and similarities between two things. They are an important part of English, but students tend to make a lot of small mistakes with them. Here are some common mistakes English learners have:
Brazil is more bigger than Spain.
Clowns are more funner than mimes.
New York is more small than São Paulo.
*Note that fun and funny are more fun and funnier in their comparative forms. Also good, better and bad, worse are two other irregular comparatives.
Here are some examples of sentences that use comparatives correctly:
Clowns are funnier than mimes.
Brazil is bigger than Spain.
Learning English is more interesting than going to the dentist.
Do you know why we use “more” in the last comparative? Why does “funny”change to “funnier” in the first sentence? Watch the video below, then see if you can do the exercises.
Change the word in parentheses to a comparative. You can write your answers in comments and we will respond.
1. New York is ____ (big) than Chicago.
2. Florida is _____(sunny) than Montana.
3. Soccer is _____ (interesting) than baseball.
4. The Higgs Boson is ___ (tiny) than a proton.
5. Is English _____ (hard) to learn than Spanish?
6. Mandarin is _____ (difficult) to learn than Portuguese.
7. China is _____ (populated) than India.
8. My cat is _____(fat) than yours.
9. Your dog is ____(skinny) than mine.
10. Learning English is ____(easy) thank you think.