Exercise 2: comparison with adjectives

(Practise comparing adjectives with ‘as/as & more/than’)

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

Fill the gaps with the suitable form of comparison of the adjectives in brackets. You need either ‘as/as, more/most,’ or the comparative. Also, be careful with some special forms of the adjective.

  • Example: “Walter thinks that art museums are ________ than technology museums.” (boring) → “Walter thinks that art museums are more boring than technology museums.”

You can check your results with the button below after you have finished. If you still require help with the topic, reread the formation of comparisons with adjectives (as … as, more/less … than) and the formation of the comparative. You may also use the hint button, but note that you will lose points for that.

  1. My new MP3 player is not so good. It is than the one I had before. (bad)
  2. These buildings are very big. They are than the ones in the other street. (big)
  3. Her mother is not very famous, but her daughter is. Her daughter is than her mother. (famous)
  4. China is than Switzerland. (large)
  5. It’s very hot today. It is than yesterday. (hot)
  6. Thomas and Mike are the same age. Thomas is Mike. (old)
  7. The first movie was very short. The second one was than the first one. (long)
  8. And both movies were very good. The first one was the second one. (good)
  9. This bar is very crowded. It is than the one around the corner. (crowded)
  10. In my new job I earn a lot. Now, I earn money than in my old one. (much)

Exercises and explanations related to the ‘Comparisons with adjectives’

The following exercises and explanations relate to the topic ‘Making comparisons with adjectives (as … as, more/less … than) in English grammar’ and also train your knowledge: