Comparative and Superlative Adjectives

Comparative adjectives

We use comparative adjectives to show change or make comparisons. Comparative adjectives are used in sentences where two nouns are compared, or show change:

Noun (subject) + verb + comparative adjective + than + noun (object).

For example:

My bike is larger than my little brother’s.

I ran faster than my friend.

Comparative adjective example

Superlative adjectives

A superlative adjective expresses the extreme highest or lowest degree of a quality. Superlative adjectives are used in sentences where a subject is compared to a group of objects. We use ‘the’ with superlative adjectives.

Noun (subject) + verb + the + superlative adjective + noun (object).

Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world.

I am the oldest of three sisters.

I am the shortest in my family.

Superlative adjective example

Worksheets to practice normal, comparative and superlative adjectives

In grade 3, students practice using adjectives in the normal, comparative and superlative form. These worksheets will help them practice these adjectives.

Normal, comparative, superlativce adjectives worksheets