Comparative Adjectives

What are Comparative Adjectives? Comparative adjectives describe people, places or things in terms of another item. These words often end in -er or -est suffixes. For example: The biggest spoon is also the best. In this sentence, "biggest" and "best" are both comparative adjectives that describe one spoon by implicitly comparing it to other spoons (in this case, ones that aren't as big). Note that "best" is also a predicate adjective in this sentence. It takes a little practice for students to grasp comparative adjectives. The practice worksheet activities below will help them to get started!

Comparative Adjectives

Is it small or smaller? Smart or smarter? Comparative adjectives compare two things. Your student can practice using this important adjective form in this worksheet. Use it with 3rd grade Core Standards Conventions of Standard English or with other grades as needed.

Comparative Adjectives: Words That End in Y

A spelling patterns worksheet about comparative adjectives that end in Y. Great for spelling skill development.

Comparative or Superlative?

This worksheet covers both comparative and superlative adjectives. Your student must decide which form of an adjective is best in each sentence.

Comparatives and Superlatives: Halloween Edition

Practice comparative and superlative forms with this Halloween Words Activity! Students will be asked to write the comparative and superlative forms for the Halloween themed adjectives and adverbs, such as spooky, eerie, and strange.