Sophie is working in Rome this week. Oliver, Alfie and Daisy have decided to eat out tonight.

When we want to compare two or more things, we can change the form of adjectives by adding –er or –est. We can also use extra words like more or most and expressions like not as … as.

Here are some examples:

I think you're taller than me. (tall)
She's the tallest in the group. (tall)
The pizzas in La Bella Napoli are better than the ones in Pietro's. (good)
It was the best pizza I've ever had! (good)
People say Bioshock is a more exciting game than Skyrim. (exciting)
Grand Theft Auto is the most exciting video game. (exciting)

Mmm, I don't quite see what the rule is here.

With most one-syllable adjectives, we add –er or est, and with most adjectives with two syllables or more, we add more or (the) most. In comparatives, we also use than before the second thing which is compared, if it is mentioned.

La Bella Napoli is nearer than Pietro's. (near)
It's not the cheapest restaurant though. (cheap)

With one-syllable adjectives ending in vowel + consonant, remember to double the final consonant before –er/est.

big bigger biggest

If the adjective ends in –e, just add –r or st.

large larger largest

So what are the exceptions, apart from good better best?

Other exceptions are bad worse worst and far further/farther furthest/farthest.

      They use the worst cheese.

What about adjectives ending in –y, like crazy? My brother is crazier than me.

Yes, that's correct. With adjectives ending in y, you change the y to i and add er/ est.

lucky luckier luckiest             happy happier happiest

They've got the friendliest waiters!

With most adjectives with typical adjective endings, and with two or more syllables, you use more/most + adjective.

They do the most disgusting pasta I've ever tasted.

What other ways of comparing things are there?

We often use not as … as.

I'm not as tall as you. (= I'm smaller than you)
Maybe the pizza at La Bella Napoli isn't as good as I remember. 

And what about less and least?

Yes, less and least are also ways of comparing things. They are used more in writing.

It is less cold in the north of the country than in the south. (the north is warmer, but both north and south are cold)
Of the four participants, Bill is the least experienced. (the other three have more experience)

OK, this isn't as hard as I thought. I think I've got it, more or less.

 

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Discussion

Which meal do you think is tastier, fish and chips or pizza? Where do you get the best pizza where you live?

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liz15 8 June, 2021 - 22:11

I live in Bogota-Colombia, for me is really strange eat fish with chips like a fast food, here in my country We often eat fish at the lunch and this is a very healthy lunch, but when I am with my friends, we prefer to eat pizza or hamburguer or empanadas, this food isn't as health as fish. I think the most delicius food is hamburguer with chips or also mexican food, here in my country pizza is cheaper than fish, there are more places for eat pizza than to eat fish,

is more tastier pizza than fish because pizza have chees, chicken, tomato, pepper

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Yourdream2021 6 May, 2021 - 07:09

I think pizza tastes better than fish with fries. I really love pizza. This is the most delicious dessert. The best pizza in my city is at Takara sushi - bar. But my mom also makes pizza very tasty.

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Arivelde 10 March, 2021 - 16:13

I am in no place to answer which one is better, I have never tasted a real fish and chips, but I often do eat pizza. I live in a very remote place so the best way to eat pizza is doing it yourself. And thats where i get the best pizza around here, at home.

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hermione123 11 March, 2021 - 08:49

hi, Arivelde
well, i never try fish and chips too. because there aren't many restaurants near my house which offer fish and chips. but i often eat pizza, i buy it from a resraurant, i can't cook it by myself. i guess it'll be very fun if i can make pizza by myself, so i can eat it everytime i want it.
all the best,
hermione

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Kostantinus 22 January, 2021 - 08:58

Where I am living we don't have a culture to eat fish and chips. We eat borch. It is like soup, but they are not the same. I prefer pizza to fish and chips, because I like eating pizza very much. By the way, I like boiled, steamed or baked fish also, but not fried one, that's too oily for me. About chips I could say that it is not healthy. We should care about our health and don't harm ourself. The best pizza I've ever had I tasted in
Luxembourg on the territory of pizza's factory. I've tried many different kind of pizza. It was amazing! I'll never forget it.

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mishi 31 December, 2020 - 13:01

i think pizza is more tastier than fish and chips.i get the best pizza from prelicious its in my hometown.

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Bernardo_Boy 11 November, 2020 - 17:24

I think that fish is tastier because, there's one fish I really like and that's tilapia and I also like pizza but tilapia is really my favorite food, and the best pizza you can get in my neighborhood is at the vlimmershof the pizza pollo there is the best pizza ever.

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TR790 20 May, 2020 - 15:13

In my opinion, pizzas are way better than fish and chips. Domino's Pizza have the best pizza where I live.

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Sharol 22 April, 2020 - 00:48

I think the pizzas are most tastier than fishes and chips.. I think domino's pizza is the best here where I live now.

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marchese 23 March, 2020 - 08:34

In my opinion the tastiest dish is pizza, I love it. Where I live I can find the best pizza from "Freshandgood", a small pizzeria very cheap but quality!

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FedericoB8 22 March, 2020 - 11:53

I think pizza is better than fish and chips, because pizza has many types of ingredients,
my favourite pizza is with salami and mozzarella.
We often take pizza for my family in a take-away near my home, it's the best pizza in my neighborhood.

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Micheleanto 20 March, 2020 - 17:21

I think pizza is tastier than fish and chips because on your pizza you can put more ingredients than fish and chips.
I got my best pizza in the restaurant in front of my home, with ham and mushrooms.

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asiasantin 20 March, 2020 - 15:13

I think pizza is tastier. You can put anything on top of the pizza, so the taste also varies, although for my personal tastes I like a mess of fish, but pizza and pizza. Here where I live there is a Neapolitan pizzeria that makes a fantastic pizza, really very good!

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bea_mara 20 March, 2020 - 14:43

I think pizza is better than fish and chips because it tastes better and all the cheese that spins when you cut it is an inimitable thing. The best pizza in my city in my opinion is at the restaurant 'Da Gino', but I also really like making pizza at home or eating the pizza that my grandmother makes.

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ballerinichiara 20 March, 2020 - 14:37

I think pizza is more tastiest than fish and chips! I really like it and my favourite is pizza with buffalo mozzarella. The best pizzeria near my home is Krabon, here the ingredients are all Italian and you feel sure that they are fresh!

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BttChiara 20 March, 2020 - 14:23

I think that the tastier meal is pizza. This is my favorite food. My favorite pizza is the Margherita, it is really simple but delicius at the same time. I ate the best pizza in Sicily, on a restourant near the sea. I also like chips but I don’t like some types of fish.

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Ely 20 March, 2020 - 14:17

in my opinion pizza is better than fish and chips.
pizza is my favorite food.
the best place where i eat pizza is "Da Poldo"

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Naogiosu7 20 March, 2020 - 13:11

I've never eaten real fish and chips so l don't judge, but the pizza will always be my favorite dish. The best pizza i ate was when my mom and a pizzeria, here in Turin in piedmont in italy

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gattifederica 20 March, 2020 - 12:54

I think pizza is better than fish and chips, in fact my favourite food is pizza. I got the best pizza at the restaurant “Il Bisogno”, in Rivoli, near Turin. In this restaurant you can eat pizza or gnocchi and I often go there with my family and my friends once a week.

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rrfalletto 20 March, 2020 - 12:53

I think that the tasty meal is pizza, I love pizza. I live in Italy, the best place where you can eat pizza is a place called Padellino, near my house

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Carolina000 20 March, 2020 - 12:16

I think the tastiest food there is is pizza, I like it a lot because it is an explosion of fantastic tastes. The pizza I eat usually makes my mom and I think it’s the best.

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beasam0109 20 March, 2020 - 10:30

Hi, I'm beatrice and I much prefer pizza than fish. In London I tasted fish and chips but I didn't like it very much, while pizza is my favorite dish.

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JasmineD03 20 March, 2020 - 10:20

Personally I can say that the tastiest meal is definitely pizza. I live in Turin and I can say that here you can find many very good pizzerias, but one of the best you can find it in a restaurant called ''Pizza Ad Hoc'', it's super good.

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Desy 19 March, 2020 - 16:21

I like both dishes, but I prefer pizza, because it is one of the typical dishes of my country. Where I live the best pizza is from Pizzalandia.

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MatildePace 18 March, 2020 - 17:09

In my opinion the tasty meal is pizza. I love pizza, it's my favorite food. I don't like fish, but I tested fish and chips and I liked it but nothing compared to pizza. My favorite pizza is Margherita, with only tomato and mozzarella, because it's simple and I like simple things. The best place to eat pizza where I live is at Salsa Rossa, a restaurant near my house.

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