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Unit 8.2

Comparatives & Superlatives – Irregular


Comparatives are used to compare two things, people or actions while superlatives express the superiority of one thing, person or action.

There are some irregular adjectives that do not follow the general rule for comparatives and superlatives.

The most common irregular comparative and superlative adjectives/adverbs are listed below.

bad (adj) badly (adv) worse the worst
little less the least
much more the most
good (adj) well (adv) better the best
far farther/further the farthest/furthest


  • Susan is a better assistant than her sister.
  • You have to go further to get to lawyer’s office.
  • Peter is going to talk to him later about the house.


  • John is the best assistant in the office.
  • This is the furthest point I’ve ever reached in agency!
  • They come the latest to the garage.

The irregular comparatives and superlatives are used in the same way as the regular ones, but they are formed differently.

With irregular adjectives/adverbs, the comparative and superlative forms cannot be created the same way as with the regular adjectives/adverbs. Irregular adjectives/adverbs have no structure.

For example:
— “You can write a better CV.” /You can write a gooder CV. = Since comparative and superlative forms of “good” are irregular, we need to learn these forms by heart.

Let’s revise this content within the [Form] section. Take a look at the [Example] section that shows its use within a context.


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