Comparatives and Superlatives|
Adjectives describe and add information about the people or things we see every day. Sometimes, though, we want to know how two things compare to one another.
Let’s start with something light. In 1994, actors Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels made a comic film called “Dumb and Dumber.” Audiences saw the characters do increasingly “dumb” things for laughs.
Here, the adjective form is dumb and the comparative form is dumber. By adding –er to the adjective, you show the difference between two things—that one action or person is dumber than another. This works for adjectives that have one or two syllables such as nice or pretty.