Here you can see some examples of irregular comparison in english language grammar.

Positive Comparative Superlative
good better the best
little less the least
bad worse the worst
ill worse the worst
much more the most
many more the most

 

Irregular comparison

Irregular comparison

Examples

I have more historical the drama books

My essay is better than David’s.

She has more luck than knowledge.

He has less money than me.

 

Double forms of irregular comparison:

 

Positive Comparative Superlative
old older

elder

the oldest

the eldest

far farther
further
the farthest
the furthest
late later

latter

the latest

the last

 

Older and oldest denote age:

Example

He is older than you.

This is the oldest book I have.

 

Elder, eldest are used before names of relationship to indicate seniority.

Example

My elder brother is seven years older than me.

She is the eldest member of our football club.

 

Never use than after elder.

 

Farther, farthest are refer to distance.

Further, furthest are refer to distance, also they are used with abstract notions.

Example

Do you need further help? – abstract

He lives at the farther (further) end of the town. – distance

Later, latest indicate time.

Latter, last indicate order.

Example

I haven’t see the latest news on TV.

This shoes are latest fashion.

I saw him last week.

This is her last warning.

I will have dinner later.

Later this night, we will go outside.

 

The Comparative and The Superlative

Defective Verbs | Defective Verbs  in English language are - can, may, must, ought, should.Common characteristics of these verbs

Comparison with less and least

Defective Verbs | Defective Verbs  in English language are - can, may, must, ought, should.Common characteristics of these verbs

Comparison with: as + positive + as

Defective Verbs | Defective Verbs  in English language are - can, may, must, ought, should.Common characteristics of these verbs

Comparison with more and most

Defective Verbs | Defective Verbs  in English language are - can, may, must, ought, should.Common characteristics of these verbs

Comparison of Adjectives

Defective Verbs | Defective Verbs  in English language are - can, may, must, ought, should.Common characteristics of these verbs

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