1. Complete the sentences with a double comparative.
1) The weather is getting colder and colder. (cold)
2) This area is becoming ______________ (popular)
3) Jim is getting ______________ (tall)
4) Petrol was getting ______________ (expensive)
5) Maria is becoming ______________ (confident)
6) The film just got ______________ (silly)
2) more and more popular 3) taller and taller
4) more and more expensive 5) more and more confident
6) sillier and sillier
2. Put the words in the correct order.
1) I thought / longer / The journey was / than
2) more spacious / The flat was / than / appeared / it
3) in Greece / hotter / it was / The weather here is / than
4) much more / it used to be / The house is / dilapidated / than
5) than / grandad is / when he was a young man / shorter now
6) as popular as / it was / five years ago / This area isn’t
1) The journey was longer than I thought.
2) The flat was more spacious than it appeared.
3) The weather here is hotter than it was in Greece.
4) The house is much more dilapidated than it used to be.
5) grandad is shorter now than he was as a young man.
6) This area isn’t as popular as it was five years ago.
3. Complete the sentence halves with the comparative form of the adjectives and adverbs in brackets. Then match 1-5 with a-e.
1) The ________________ (long) I work,
2) The ________________ (spacious) the house,
3) The ________________ (fast) you drive,
4) The ________________ (carefully) you check your work,
5) The ________________ (long) you keep him waiting,
a the ________________ (expensive) it will be.
b the ________________ (impatient) he’ll become.
c the ________________ (few) mistakes you make.
d the ________________ (likely) you are to have an accident.
e the ________________ (tired) I feel.
1) longer; e more tired 2) more spacious; a more expensive
3) faster; d more likely 4) more carefully; c fewer
5) longer; b more impatient
4. Write superlative sentences with the present perfect.
1) this / good / book / I / ever / read
This is the best book I’ve ever read.
2) this / remote / region of the UK / I / ever / visit
3) those / expensive / jeans / I / ever / buy
4) that / charming / cottage / I / ever / stay in
5) this / lively / area of town / I / ever / live in
6) that / pretty / flower bed / I / ever / see
2) This is the remotest region of the UK I’ve ever visited.
3) Those are the most expensive jeans I’ve ever bought.
4) That is the most charming cottage I’ve ever stayed in.
5) This is the liveliest area of town I’ve ever lived in.
6) That is the prettiest flowerbed I’ve ever seen.
5. Complete the sentences with less, the least, fewer, or the fewest.
1) The kitchen is ____________ spacious room in the house.
2) flat is ____________ conveniently located than yours.
3) This house has got ____________ rooms of the three we’ve looked at.
4) Which costs ____________, the semi-detached house or the terraced house?
5) This is ____________ popular area of the city.
6) Which room has got ____________ furniture, the dining room, living room, or kitchen?
7) There are ____________ flowers in the flower bed this year than last.
8) Wales is ____________ remote than the north of Scotland.
1) the least 2) less 3) the fewest 4) less 5) the least
6) the least 7) fewer 8) less
6. Complete the sentences with the comparative and superlative form of the adverbs in brackets.
1) Dan drives ____________ than Ed, but Sam drives ____________ of all. (slow)
2) A works ____________ than Kate, but Frances works ____________ (hard)
3) Adam speaks French ____________ than Jason, but Chris speaks ____________ (fluently)
4) Jed walks ____________ than Fred, but Tom walks ____________ (fast)
5) Ed writes ____________ than Fran, but Susan writes ____________ (good)
1) slower, the slowest 2) harder, the hardest
3) more fluently, the most fluently 4) faster, the fastest
5) better, the best
7. Complete the sentences with the correct form of the adjectives in brackets. It may be necessary to add an extra word to the sentence.
1) The ____________ the house, the more expensive it is to heat. (large)
2) That’s the ____________ balcony I’ve ever seen. (tiny)
3) Houseboats are ____________ today than they used to be. (common)
4) We’ll have to look ____________ if we want to find a house we can afford. (hard)
5) Our new flat has ____________ rooms than our old one, so now I have to share a room with sister. (few)
6) Your garden is ____________ than ours because you haven’t got as many flowers. (colourful)
7) They’re worried that their cellar might flood as it’s raining ____________ now. (heavy)
8) This is the ____________ room in the house because we haven’t furnished it yet. (comfortable)
9) The grass on their lawn is growing ____________ and ____________, but nobody seems interested in cutting it. (high)
1) larger 2) tiniest 3) more common 4) harder
5) fewer 6) less colourful 7) more heavily
8) least comfortable 9) higher, higher