You rule to form comparative in English

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1. Adjectives with comparative special

1.1. Some adjectives have a special comparative form: Examples: good / better (good / better) bad / worse (bad / worse)

2. Short Adjectives

2.1. For most of the adjectives with a syllable (short adjectives), we add the completion "-er" to form its comparative one:

2.2. examples

2.2.1. small / smaller cool / cooler cheap / cheaper fast / faster clean / cleaner

2.3. exceptions Short Adjectives

2.3.1. a) For short adjectives that end in "- and", only to add "-r": Examples: wide / wider nice / nicer safe / safer

2.3.2. b) For short adjectives that end in "- and", to change the "y" for "i" and to add completion "-er": Examples: dry / drier heavy / heavier happy / happier

2.3.3. c) For short adjectives that end in a vowel and a consonant, to do consonant double and to add "-er": Examples: fat / fatter thin / thinner big / bigger

3. Realizing comparisons in negative prayers:

3.1. In negative prayers we use the form of denial in verb "to be" and the structure "expert adjective grasp", depending if we speak in singular or plural.

3.2. Examples singular: 1.- I'm not as fat as John. 2.- Lucy is not as shy as Kate.

3.3. Examples Plural: 1.- Scary movies are not as fun as comedies. 2.- Dogs are not as clean as cats.

4. Realizing comparisons with

4.1. "less": less + adjective

4.2. Examples: 1.- This country is less dangerous than yours. 2.- Paty is less extroverted than Mary.

5. Long adjectives

5.1. For many adjectives with 2 or more syllables, we use the original adjective "resides" more: reside + adjective

5.2. Examples: expensive / more expensive beautiful / more beautiful generous / more generous

6. Realizing comparisons in affirmative prayers:

6.1. For affirmative prayers we use the word "than" after the comparative one to carry the comparison out:

6.2. Examples singular: 1.- Victor is taller than Adrian 2.- Marcela is uglier than Karla.

6.3. Examples plural: 1- Those shoes are better than yours. 2.- Elephants are bigger than tigers.

6.4. When we do not mention 2 things it is not used "than": example: That book is cheaper

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