Comparatives and superlatives

If you want to compare a person or thing with another, you often use an adjective in the comparative or superlative form. Taller, easier, better, and quicker are comparatives. Tallest, easiest, best, and quickest are superlatives. Comparatives either end with the letters “-er,” or include the word “more.” Superlatives either end with the letters “-est” or include the word “most.”

Adjective: This ball is big.

Comparative: This ball is bigger.

Superlative: This ball is the biggest.

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