|ADJECTIVE-er than (1 or 2 syllables ending in "y")||Sara is quicker
Shinji is sillier than Tomo.
|more + AD-JEC-TIVE + than (2 or more syllables)||Presto Cleaning is more affordable than Midwest Cleaners.|
|the + ADJECTIVE-est (1 or 2 syllables ending in "y")||Pedro was the
bravest warrior of the tribe.
Marcus is the busiest person that I know.
|the most + AD-JEC-TIVE (2 or more syllables)||Sonya is the most studious in the class.|
good » better, best
bad » worse, worst
far » farther, farthest
|Jamie is the
Jamie is better than James.
Mark is worse than James.
Mark is the worst.
not selfless enough
not as selfless as
as selfless as
more selfless than
|Julie is not
selfless. She only thinks of herself.
Julie is not selfless enough. She should think of others.
Mark is not as selfless as James.
James is as selfless as Mark.
Actually, James is more selfless than Mark.
James is selfless enough. He doesn't need to think of others any more than he does.
As a matter of fact, James is too selfless. He should think of himself sometimes.