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Comparative nouns?

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Comparative nouns are used to compare two or more things, people, or ideas. They often end in "-er" or have the word "more" before them. Examples of comparative nouns include faster, taller, smarter, and more beautiful.
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Comparative nouns are nouns that compare two or more things. They are formed by adding the suffix "-er" or "-est" to the base noun.


- Taller (comparative of "tall")
- Smartest (superlative of "smart")

Uses of comparative nouns:

- To compare two things:
- The car is taller than the truck.
- To compare three or more things:
- The car is the tallest of the three vehicles.

Formation of comparative nouns:

- Base nouns ending in a consonant: Add "-er" to the base noun.
- Tall > taller
- Smart > smarter
- Base nouns ending in a vowel: Add "-er" to the base noun, but drop the final vowel if it is "e".
- Nice > nicer
- True > truer
- Base nouns ending in "-y": Change the "y" to "i" and add "-er".
- Happy > happier
- Easy > easier

Irregular comparative nouns:

Some comparative nouns are irregular and do not follow the above rules. These include:

- Good > better
- Bad > worse
- Little > less
- Much > more
- Far > further (or farther)

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