Exercise 2: comparison of adjectives

(Practise comparing adjectives with ‘-er/-est; more/most’)

Comparison of adjectives – cloze test (difficulty: 4 of 5 – rather difficult)

Fill the gaps with either the comparative or superlative form of the adjective in brackets. Watch out for special forms and particular spelling.

  • Example: “That is the ______ joke I’ve ever heard.” (funny) → “That is the funniest joke I’ve ever heard.”

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  1. The way to get there is that way. (short)
  2. This is good news. It couldn’t be . (good)
  3. This is the story I’ve ever heard. (interesting)
  4. I think, the thing you can do is to wait. (good)
  5. Wow, you’ve spent a lot of money on these shoes. – Yes, these are the ones I’ve bought. (expensive)
  6. Have you heard the news? (late)
  7. Losing all your money would be the case. (bad)
  8. The I can do is to lend you some money. (little)
  9. This has been the task so far. (easy)
  10. Yes, John’s the person in the world – sometimes! (nice)

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