Comparisons

Comparisons

Online Quizzes
Comparisons Exercise -1
Comparisons Exercise -2
Comparisons Exercise -3
Comparisons Exercise -4
Comparisons Exercise -5
Comparisons Exercise -6

Most of the following sentences contain one mistake. Write True or False. Correct mistakes.

Worsted fabrics are more smoother than ordinary wool cloth.

True
False

Answer : False
are smoother

The best surfing beaches face west.

True
False

Answer : True

Please take the biggest of these two pieces of pie.

True
False

Answer : False
the bigger

Our representative made the list of the most obscure members of Congress.

True
False

Answer : True

Hydrogen is the most abundant of all the elements in the sun.

True
False

Answer : True

Of all the written records people have made, the earlier are accounts of financial transactions.

True
False

Answer : False
the earliest

Michael and Ralph both talk a great deal, but Ralph is the most talkative of the two.

True
False

Answer : False
the more talkative

Nanette is the most unusual person I have ever known.

True
False

Answer : True

Margot and Keith both did well on the driving test, but Keith got the higher score.

True
False

Answer :True

In this suit I feel as if I could win an award for a worse-dressed person of the year.

True
False

Answer : False
worst-dressed

Of the twins, Len weights most and is tallest.

True
False

Answer : False
weighs more and is taller

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Exercise -1.

Complete these sentences with the correct form of the adjectives in
parentheses.

1. The less he works, (happy) he is.
2. The bigger the car, (fast) you can go.
3. (fresh) it is, (good) it will taste.
4. (more) you eat, (fat) you will get.
5. (less) you spend, (more) you save.
6. It was becoming (cold) and (cold).
7. I was getting more and (excited).
8. The weather was bad and getting (bad) and (bad).
1. the happier 5. The less, … the more
2. the faster 6. colder … colder
3. The fresher, … the better 7. more excited
4. The more, … the fatter 8. worse … worse

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Exercise 2.

Choose the correct comparison word in the following sentences.

1. Of the twenty applicants, Athena is the (better/best) qualified.
2. Of the two dogs, Rover is the (better/best).
3. I am the (elder/eldest) of my five sisters.
4. I am (elder/eldest) than my brother.
5. (Among/Between) the two countries, they should be able to raise the money for aid.
6. Of all the speeches I heard, his was the (more/most) compelling.
7. After returning from our vacation, I was (happier/happiest) to be home.
8. (Among/Between) the three independent candidates, only he seemed qualified.
9. It was certainly the (less/least) of the two evils.
10. She was the (shorter/shortest) member of the graduating class.
1. best 3. oldest 5. Between 7. happier 9. less
2. better 4. older 6. most 8. Among 10. shortest

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Exercise-3
Define whether the following sentences are TRUE (T) or FALSE (F). Correct mistakes.

1. This book is more better than that one.
2. This year’s prices will certainly be much higher as last year’s prices.
3. Since there were two possible ways to get to New York, we had to decide which one was better.
4. The customs in this country are more traditional than those in the United States.
5. Her letter was more friendlier than this.
6. She was happier than anybody in her family.
7. Nancy was luckier than Fred in Las Vegas.
8. Betty’s homework is usually more organized than that of any other students in the class.
9. The weather was much hotter this year than in 1970.
10.The final exam was more difficult than the mid-semester exam.
11.The first performance was more crowded as the second one.
12.The new student reads faster than anyone else in the class.
13. Fred’s project proposal was much more economical than Brad’s.
14. Robert’s new home is more expensive than any house in the neighborhood.
15. Henry had a rather bad accident, and it was a miracle that he was not hurt more worse than he was.
1. F, is better than 6. F, anybody else in the family 11 .F, more crowded than
2. F, be higher than 7. T 12.T
3. T 8. T 13.T
4. T 9. F, than that in 1970 14.F, than any other house
5. F, was friendlier than 10.T 15. F, worse than

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Exercise-4
Define whether the following sentences are TRUE (T) or FALSE (T). Correct mistakes.

1. They were the most poorest people I had ever seen.
2. West Germany is one of the most highly industrialized nations in the world.
3. When he won the contest, he was the most surprised person than the other contestants.
4. I went to Belgium, Holland, and England last year, and I liked Belgium better.
5. Is the Sahara the largest desert in the world?
6. August is the hottest and most humid month of the year.
7. It was the most biggest building I had ever seen.
8. That company sold the most sophisticated computer equipment that we had ever found.
9. Dr. Henderson was the most thorough doctor than Jane ever known.
10. John, Phyllis, and Mary were all saving money to go to Egypt, and John saved the most.
11. Paula, Susie, and Jill bought new homes, but Paula’s was more elegant.
12. Peking is most densely populated city in the world.
13. The damage caused by the hurricane was the worst than had ever occurred in that state.
14. She bought a new color television, a stereo unit, and an AM/FM radio and the television was the most expensive.
15. Mary is the fastest runner than the other team members.
16. You can use any of those three pens, but the red one is the best for marking on heavy material.
17.That place serves the goodest ice cream in town.
18. Dr. Jones was certainly among the smartest men I had ever known.
19. He got the baddest grade he had ever received on an exam.
20. The crimes committed by that murderer were the most heinous in the history of that town.

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1. F, the poorest people 11. F, the most elegant
2. T 12. F, the most densely
3. F, the most surprised person of all the 13. F, the worst that
4. F, liked Belgium the best 14.T
5. T 13. F, the worst that 15.F, the fastest runner of the team
6. F, the most humid 16.Т
7. F, the biggest 17. F, the best ice-cream
8. T 18.T
9. F, doctor that 19. F, the worst grade
10.T 20.T

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Exercise-5
Correct the following sentences.

1. Bob was the biggest of the twins.
2. You wouldn’t meet a more kinder lady.
3. The patient made the wonderfulest recovery.
4. Mary was as old like Jane.
5. Who is the tallest, Jack or Betty?
6. The more bright students do not always do well in tests.
7. The noise in Rome is far worst than in Florence.
8. I am not as rich as he.
9. She has more time than me.
10. We are stronger than they.
11.They are more ignorant than us.
12. He does not like I as much as her.
13. He is not as fast as she.
14. You speak English better than he.
15. She loved him more than I.
1. the bigger 6. The brighter students 11. than we are
2. a kinder lady 7. is far worse 12. does not like me as much as her
3. the most wonderful 8. as he is 13. as she is recovery
4. as old as Jane 9. than I do 14. than he does
5. Who is taller …. 10.than they are 15. than I did

Exercise-7

Identify the ONE underlined word or phrase A or В that should be corrected or rewritten. Time: 5 minutes.

1. California, with a population of more than 23 million, is the more (A) populous (B) state in America.
2. The gorilla is much (A) in danger of extinction as is (B) the giant tortoise.
3. Which plant is (A) the hardier (B) to survive a long, dry summer: the ivy, the fern or the cactus?
4. The Empire State Building, though not as high (A), is elder than (B) the World Trade Center in New York.
5. In man, yellow-blue color blindness is (A) less common as (B) red-green color blindness.
6. The family-sized farm is no longer economically competitive (A) like (B) it was in the 19th century.
7. The area of the United States is divided into 50 states, of which the largest (A) is Alaska and the most small (B) is Rhode Island.
8. Predators are lesser (A) of a danger than (B) farmers think.
9. The high (A) the rate of inflation, the higher (B) the price of commodities.
10. Los Angeles and San Francisco are two of the more (A) visited cities (B) on the West Coast.
11. Not as many (A) children read books as a recreational activity than they (B) used to.

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12. Drugs sold over the counter are much more better (A) packaged now than (B) they used to be.
13. The electron microscope is a newer (A) and far complexer (B) research tool than the light microscope, magnifying cells up to 200, 000 times.
14. Some animals need more highlier (A) developed sense cells than man (B) to survive in their struggle for existence.
15. Lesser (A) than a decade (B) after the beginning of the 20th century, San Francisco was ruined by an earthquake.
16. The first settlers planted corn, ate pumpkins and squash like (A) the American (B) Indians did.
17. Computers, a fastly growing (A) industry, are effecting the everyday lives of most people (B) in industrialized countries.
18. General Grant was not an aristocrat like General Lee (A) and did not have the privileges like (B) Lee had in his life.
19. The yield of grain from a hectare of corn is several times high (A) as that from (B) a hectare of wheat.
20. The sequoia trees, some of which are more than 3, 000 years old, are among the largest (A) and old trees (B) in the world.
1. A 2. A 3. B 4. B 5. B 6. B 7. B 8.A 9. A 10. A
11. B 12. A 13. B 14. A 15. A 16. A 17. A 18. B 19. A 20. B

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Exercise-8
Correct the following sentences.

1. He arrived more late than his boss.
2. Instead of slowing down, he drove more fastly.
3. He did this test easily than the one before.
4. She drives worst than I on the freeway.
5. Try and come more early tomorrow.
6. He ran quicker than all the others.
7. Peter works most hard of all.
8. He did very bad in the examination.
9. I would like to go to the school as the one my sister goes to.
10. Your apartment is the same size to mine.
11. That garden is as beautiful like the one in the park.
12. She looks as her mother.
13.This blouse is the same expensive as that one.
14. He is as intelligent than his brother.
15. Tom’s suit is the same style that Bob’s.
16. Your shoes are the same color like mine.
1. later 6. ran more quickly 11. as beautiful as mine
2. drove faster 7. works the hardest of all 12. like her mother
3. more easily 8. did very badly 13. as expensive as
4. drives worse than I do 9. like the one 14. as intelligent as
5. come earlier 10. as mine 14. as intelligent as
16. the same color as

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