Exercise 10: Adjectives II
(a) Fill up the blanks with proper forms of the words in brackets–
- Sachin was _____ than any other player of his time (great).
- Sachin was the player of his time (great).
- He is _____ than what he was yesterday (bad).
- He is the _____ of the two boys (good).
- He is the _____ boy in his school (good).
- He is the _____ of the two brothers (wise).
- He was the _____ boy in the class (bad).
- Iron is _____ of all metals (useful).
- Iron is _____ than gold in every aspect (useful).
- Mishu is _____ to me than life (dear).
- She is _____ than her sister (tall).
- She is three years _____ than her brother (old).
- The _____ you go, the _____ it becomes. (high, cool)
- This is the _____ day of his life (proud).
- This town is _____ than that (large).
(b) Fill up the blanks with appropriate comparatives or superlatives, adding ‘the’, ‘than’, ‘to’ or ‘of’ as required–
- _____ all his daughters this one is _____.
- Cleverness is good, but goodness is _____.
- He is _____ any other boy in the class.
- He is _____ boy in the class.
- He is _____ my five sons.
- He is _____ of all the boy here.
- He is _____ of the two men.
- Howrah is _____ city in India.
- Howrah is _____ than any other city in India.
- Men grow _____ by experience.
- Mother is _____ heaven.
- Of the five sisters, she is _____.
- Of the two, this man speaks _____ English.
- Rabindranath is _____ poet of India.
- She is _____ any other girl here.
- She is _____ me in height, but _____ in strength.
- She is _____ me in service.
- She is _____ my two sons.
- She is _____ today.
- The lion is _____ all animals.
- The lion is _____ all other animals.
- The pen is _____ the sword.
- The United Arab Emirates is _____ any other country in the world.
- The United Arab Emirates is country _____ in the world.
- This picture is _____ all.
- This picture is _____ that.
- Which is _____, platinum or gold?
- Who was _____ general, Napoleon or Caesar?
(c) Put proper words in the blank spaces, adding ‘than’, ‘the’, or ‘of’ as required–
- Later, latter:
He came _____ my brother.
He wants the former, not _____.
He went the _____ appointed time.
I know both Coco and Mishu, but prefer _____.
This is a _____ edition of the book.
- Last, latest:
He is _____ man to come here.
His is _____ house in the village.
They want a book of _____ edition.
What is _____ news?
When did you hear from him _____?
- Nearest, next:
The chairman took up _____ item.
We ran for shelter to _____ house available.
He sits _____ to me in the class.
He is my _____ relative here.
He knows _____ to nothing on this subject.
- Older, oldest; elder, eldest:
This tree is _____ that.
She is _____ the two sisters.
She is my _____ child.
He is my _____ brother.
This house is _____ any other here.
This is _____ house here.
He is _____ man in the village.
He is _____ member of his family.
He is _____ any other man in the village.
He is _____ any other member of his family.