- Pour les adjectifs courts (adjectifs d’une ou deux syllabes qui se terminent par -Y/-OW) : ADJ. + -ER THAN.
> Bolt was faster than the other sprinters.
> Bolt was funnier than the other contestants!
> The temperature was hotter than usual.
Ainsi : slow - slower, big - bigger, nice - nicer.
Attention aux irréguliers : good - better, bad - worse, far - father ou further.
- Pour les adjectifs longs (2 syllabes ou plus) : MORE + ADJ. + THAN.
> Maybe he was more motivated and more courageous than his opponent.
On utilise parfois le comparatif d’infériorité : LESS + ADJ. (long) + THAN.
> The others were less competitive than him.
On utilise également le comparatif d’égalité ou d’inégalité : (NOT) AS + ADJ. + AS.
> Pistorius was as fast as an able-bodied athlete.
> The other competitors were not as talented as he was.