Exercise 1: adjective comparison (as/as & more/than)

(Practise comparing adjectives with ‘as, more, than’)

Comparison with adjectives – cloze test (difficulty: 3 of 5 – medium)

Complete the gaps with the appropriate form of comparison for the adjectives in brackets. You need either ‘as/as, more/most,’ or the comparative form. Two of the sentences have more than one solution.

  • Example: “A sports car is _____ than a truck.” (fast) → “A sports car is faster than a truck.”

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  1. Love stories are not very exciting. Thrillers are than love stories. (exciting)
  2. Can’t you give me some advice than that? (good)
  3. You have a brother and he is than you, isn’t he? (old)
  4. Both towers have the same height. This tower is the one in the other city. (high)
  5. Game shows are not very informative. Documentaries are than game shows. (informative)
  6. Both ways have the same length. You can take either way, as this one is the other one. (long)
  7. It is very cold in Norway. In Italy, it is than in Norway. (warm)
  8. You are far away from Peru. Peru is away than Spain. (far)
  9. Biking and jogging are both very popular. Biking is jogging. (popular)
  10. Your jacket was than mine. (expensive)

Exercises and explanations referring to the ‘Comparisons with adjectives’

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