‘er’ or ‘est’ Ending?

Complete the sentences by adding either ‘er’ or ‘est’ to the adjectives.

  1. Jenny is much fast………………….. than Susan. faster   
  2. Thomas is the tall……………………. in the class. tallest
  3. My bedroom is clean……………….. than my brother’s bedroom. cleaner
  4. This ruler is long……………………… than that one. longer  
  5. Caroline is the smart………………… girl I know. smarter  
  6. It’s dark……………………………………. at 10pm than at 5pm. darker  
  7. I think I am the strong……………….. kid in the class. strongest  
  8. Melons are sweet……………………….. than apples. sweeter  
  9. I’m Old……………………… today than I was yesterday. older  
  10. Timmy always has the great………………. ideas. greatest  

9/10

When an adjective ends in the letter ‘e’,  add ‘r’ or ‘st.’ Complete these sentences using the word provided.

  1. My cat is ………………………… than your dog.         cuter  
  2. The sky is ……………………….. than the sea.            bluer  
  3. My grandma has the ………….. habits.                    stranger  
  4. You will get ………………….. as you get older          wiser  
  5. This is the …………………… apple I’ve ever eaten   ripest  
  6. That is the …………………….thing you’ve said.        truest  
  7. You’re even …………….. than usual                           later  
  8. Francis has the ……………………. skin                       paler  
  9. An elephant’s feet are ……………………than mine    larger
  10. The lion is the ……………………….. animal               fiercer  

8/10

When a two-syllable adjective ends in ‘y’, drop the ‘y’ and add an ‘i’ before adding the suffix. Complete these sentences:

  1. Jenny is the …………………… girl in the world      pretty   prettiest  
  2. My dad makes the …………………….jokes              witty      wittiest  
  3. My pet rat is …………………. than my cat               tiny         tinier  
  4. I’m ……………………………when I’m at home         happy     happier  
  5. That man’s voice is ……………………… than mine raspy      raspier  
  6. The box was …………….. than all the others          heavy      heavier
  7. That was the ………………….. cake                            yummy   yummiest  
  8. The orange was ……………… than the pear            sticky       stickier  
  9. That was the ………………….. ghost train.              creepy       creepiest  
  10. This branch is the …………………!                            prickly      prickliest  

10/10

Remember that for some words we double the end consonant before adding the suffix. Complete these sentences:

 

  1. It is ………………………today than yesterday              wet      wetter  
  2. He is the …………………….person around                  mad  maddest  
  3. That is the ……………………. cat I’ve ever seen       big     biggest  
  4. The road is …………….. than the grass                       flat     flatter  
  5. The weather is ……………….. today                             hot     hotter    
  6. Tom is getting ……………….every day                        thin   thinner  
  7. That’s the …………………….. thing I’ve ever heard   sad   saddest  
  8. The diet is making her………………………                   slim slimmer  
  9. The light is getting ………………… by the second     dim   dimmer  
  10. James told us the …………………….. tale.                   grim  grimmest  

10/10

Total:  37/40

 

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