Comparative Forms Of Adjectives: Er And Est Suffixes Quiz!

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In English grammar, adjectives have inflections. It means they can be changed in spelling based on how they are being used in a sentence. Adjectives have three forms, but this quiz focuses on the comparative form of adjectives which means the use of suffixes -er and -est.
This quiz stands ten questions strong for which you must choose the right form of the given adjective.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Adjective: tall My young brother is ___________________ than my elder sister.

    • A.

      Taller

    • B.

      Tallest

    Correct Answer
    A. Taller
    Explanation
    The word "taller" is the correct answer because it is the comparative form of the adjective "tall." In this sentence, it is comparing the height of the young brother to that of the elder sister, indicating that the brother is taller than the sister.

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  • 2. 

    Adjective: young Although he is _________________ than my sister.

    • A.

      Younger

    • B.

      Youngest

    Correct Answer
    A. Younger
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "younger" because the sentence is comparing the age of the person to the sister. "Younger" is the comparative form of the adjective "young," indicating that the person is less old or has a lower age than the sister. The superlative form "youngest" would indicate that the person is the least old or has the lowest age out of all possible options, which is not specified in the sentence.

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  • 3. 

    Adjective: old He looks ______________.

    • A.

      Oldest

    • B.

      Older

    Correct Answer
    B. Older
    Explanation
    The given sentence is comparing the appearance of someone to the adjective "old." The word "older" is the correct answer because it is the comparative form of the adjective "old." It indicates that the person's appearance is more advanced in age compared to someone else or a previous state.

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  • 4. 

    Adjective: big He has the _________________ feet among us.

    • A.

      Bigger

    • B.

      Biggest

    Correct Answer
    B. Biggest
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "biggest" because it is the superlative form of the adjective "big." It is used to compare the size of someone's feet to the rest of the group, indicating that his feet are the largest.

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  • 5. 

    Adjective: fair My complexion is ________________ than my brothers.

    • A.

      Fairer

    • B.

      Fairest

    Correct Answer
    A. Fairer
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "fairer". In this sentence, the speaker is comparing their complexion to that of their brothers. By using the comparative form of the adjective "fair", which is "fairer", the speaker is indicating that their complexion is more fair than that of their brothers.

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  • 6. 

    Adjective: fair My sister has the ____________________ complexion among us.

    • A.

      Fairest

    • B.

      Fairer

    Correct Answer
    A. Fairest
    Explanation
    The word "fair" is being used as an adjective to describe the complexion of the speaker's sister. The comparative form of "fair" is "fairer," which means more fair. However, in this context, the superlative form "fairest" is used, indicating that the sister has the most fair complexion among all the people being referred to.

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  • 7. 

    Adjective: pretty People say that I am ______________ than my sister.

    • A.

      Prettiest

    • B.

      Prettier

    Correct Answer
    B. Prettier
    Explanation
    The word "prettier" is the correct answer because it is the comparative form of the adjective "pretty." In the sentence, the speaker is comparing themselves to their sister and stating that they are more attractive or pleasing in appearance.

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  • 8. 

    Adjective: pretty I personally believe that my sister is the ____________________ girl in the neighborhood.

    • A.

      Prettier

    • B.

      Prettiest

    Correct Answer
    B. Prettiest
    Explanation
    The sentence is comparing the sister's level of beauty to the other girls in the neighborhood. The word "prettiest" is used in this context to indicate that the sister is the most beautiful among all the girls in the neighborhood.

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  • 9. 

    Adjective: sweet My mom says I wear the ____________________ smile whenever I'm happy.

    • A.

      Sweeter

    • B.

      Sweetest

    Correct Answer
    B. Sweetest
    Explanation
    The word "sweetest" is the correct answer because it is the superlative form of the adjective "sweet." In this sentence, the speaker's mom is stating that the speaker wears the sweetest smile whenever they are happy, indicating that their smile is the most pleasant and endearing compared to any other smiles they may have.

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  • 10. 

    Adjective: lovely she has the __________________ voice among us.

    • A.

      Lovelier

    • B.

      Loveliest

    Correct Answer
    B. Loveliest
    Explanation
    The given sentence states that "she" has the "loveliest" voice among the group of people being referred to. Since "loveliest" is the superlative form of the adjective "lovely," it indicates that her voice is the most beautiful or pleasing compared to all the others.

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