Comparison using comparative adjectives and adverbs

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To say that people, things etc are unequal in a particular way, we can use comparative adjectives/adverbs.

In an informal style, object pronouns are used after than. In a more formal style, subject pronouns are used usually with verbs.

We can use double comparatives (--er and --er or more and more --) to say that something is changing.

The + comparative expression + subject + verb

We can use comparatives with the -- the -- to say that things change or vary together. Note the word order in both clauses.

More can be used with a noun in this structure.

Sections in this article

Degrees of Comparison
Comparison using positive adjectives and adverbs
Comparison using comparative adjectives and adverbs
Comparison using superlative adjectives and adverbs
The difference between comparative and superlative
Degree modifiers with comparatives and superlatives
Making comparisons
Comparison of adjectives and adverbs
Pronouns after as and than