Exercise in Using the Comparative and Superlative Forms of Adjectives

A Sentence-Completion Exercise

Biggest is the superlative form of big. Greatest is the superlative form of great. Most is the superlative form of much or many. And best is the superlative form of good or well. (Stacey Walker/Getty Images)

This exercise will give you practice in effectively using the comparative and superlative forms of adjectives.

Instructions
Complete each sentence below with the appropriate comparative or superlative form of the adjective in italics. When you're done, compare your answers with those on page two.

 

  1. Her voice, which was always soft and melodious, was even _____ and sweeter than usual.
  2. All four boys were uncommonly lazy, but Jimbo was the _____ of them all.
  1. Of all the silly things people said toward the end of the twentieth century, perhaps the _____ came from the author who declared "the end of history."
  2. Bright stars filled the night sky, but there was one star that was larger and _____ than the others.
  3. A loud voice is needed to command attention, but the _____ voice in the room seldom belongs to the most effective leader.
  4. Working in a library may not seem very interesting to most people, but Maggie believed that she had the _____ job in the world.
  5. My grandpa told a good joke, but I told a _____ one.
  6. Our final exam was difficult, far _____ than I had expected.
  7. Terry went directly to the shelf filled with cheap toys and picked out the _____ one he could find.
  8. Andrew didn't think the joke was very funny, but after Karen explained it, he laughed like it was the _____ joke he had ever heard.
  9. I made up a story about a beautiful bird that sang the _____ song ever heard.
  1. Gandalf says that the ring is dangerous, far _____ than anyone can imagine.
  2. You own many ugly sweaters, but this one has to be the _____ sweater in the world.

Below (in bold) are the answers to the Exercise in Using the Comparative and Superlative Forms of Adjectives.

  1. Her voice, which was always soft and melodious, was even softer and sweeter than usual.
  2. All four boys were uncommonly lazy, but Jimbo was the laziest of them all.
  3. Of all the silly things people said toward the end of the twentieth century, perhaps the silliest came from the author who declared "the end of history."
  1. Bright stars filled the night sky, but there was one star that was larger and brighter than the others.
  2. A loud voice is needed to command attention, but the loudest voice seldom belongs to the most effective leader.
  3. Working in a library may not seem very interesting to most people, but Maggie believed that she had the most interesting job in the world.
  4. My grandpa told a good joke, but I told a better one.
  5. Our final exam was difficult, far more difficult than I had expected.
  6. Terry went directly to the shelf filled with cheap toys and picked out the cheapest one he could find.
  7. Andrew didn't think the joke was very funny, but after Karen explained it, he laughed like it was the funniest joke he had ever heard.
  8. I made up a story about a beautiful bird that sang the most beautiful song ever heard.
  9. Gandalf says that the ring is dangerous, far more dangerous than anyone can imagine.
  10. You own many ugly sweaters, but this one has to be the ugliest sweater in the world.
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    Nordquist, Richard. "Exercise in Using the Comparative and Superlative Forms of Adjectives." ThoughtCo, Mar. 3, 2017, thoughtco.com/exercise-comparative-superlative-forms-adjectives-1690969. Nordquist, Richard. (2017, March 3). Exercise in Using the Comparative and Superlative Forms of Adjectives. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/exercise-comparative-superlative-forms-adjectives-1690969 Nordquist, Richard. "Exercise in Using the Comparative and Superlative Forms of Adjectives." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/exercise-comparative-superlative-forms-adjectives-1690969 (accessed May 22, 2018).