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.



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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lalla02's picture
lalla02 20 October, 2015 - 15:17

I love pizza. If you come in Italy you can eat the best pizza in the world. I never eat fish and chips... In my city, there are a lot of pizzerias

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nawaki 21 August, 2015 - 21:35

In my opinion,chips and fish are not as tast as pizza.In my town , we don't have a special place for getting pizza, so we make it at home ,it is the tastest pizza in the world I think !

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DROPE 9 July, 2015 - 08:57

I prefer fish but pizza is tasty too. The best pizza I find in "PIZZA HUT! , in QUITO city.

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pierina 9 July, 2015 - 04:29

I really love Quito,there are many kinds of pizza,such as double cheese,chicken.i don't like pizza hut,in it,pizza on discount is not good.

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cristophersaa 8 July, 2015 - 20:32

I think pizza and chips are tastier than fish. Pizza dominos is as good as pizza hut.

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Eseban 8 July, 2015 - 14:51

I think pizza is tastier than fish and chips
In Quito I think the best pizza is El hornero , I love it.

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stephania1799 8 July, 2015 - 04:02

I think pizza is tastier than fish and chips. Pizza hut is as good as Horner, I love it than kind of food

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nandosc9 8 July, 2015 - 02:34

For me, pizza is better than fish. The pizza has more variety of flavors than fish.
I think that the best pizza in Quito is Papa Jhons's pizza. Is the tastiest and also, has a lot of promotions.

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mike95rob 7 July, 2015 - 17:57

I think chips is tastier than pizza because i don´t like pizza but i think the best pizza in my country you can find in pizza hut

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Angielu 6 July, 2015 - 21:09

I think that fish and chips is the tastiest meal for me. In my country Ecuador the pizza is not as good as another country like Italian.

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JennySam 6 July, 2015 - 21:06

I think, pizza is the best. There are some restaurants which makes pizza. The best pizza that I can get is in the shopping mall near to my house.

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fernanda2000 6 July, 2015 - 18:48

I think the pizza is tastier than the fish...
In my city I find the best pizza in Pizza Hut

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SpencerHastings 15 April, 2015 - 10:12

I live in Romania and the pizza is not as good as the italian one but between fish and chips and pizza I would choose pizza. Here's a restaurant, Rustic. That's the best pizza from my town.

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Taioor 22 August, 2014 - 11:53

I live in Rome. I like to eat pizza . Almost every Italian bar or bakery bakes a yummy pizza especially la margaritta.

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dzeni 30 March, 2014 - 08:51

I prefer pizza but fish and chips are tasty too. The best pizza I got in restaurant Avanti, in centre of my city. Before I didn`t like pizza but when I taste it in that restaurant I was amazed. Ever since I like pizza but unluckily that restaurant recently closed so I must find some better.

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horse2002 31 December, 2013 - 12:12

Pizza is better than fish and chips. The best pizza I've ever had was in "O sole Napule" in my town :) :)

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AnaB 9 November, 2013 - 15:08

I thing pizaa is more tastier than fish and chips. The best pizaa I have ever eaten is in "Sicila" in Podgorica.

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