100 Examples of Irregular Adjectives, Expressions adn Example Sentences

100 Examples of Irregular Adjectives, Expressions adn Example Sentences

Irregular Adjectives

Irregular adjectives are adjectives that do not change form by adding -er/-est or more/most. They do not obey the typical rules when their forms are changed and they can confuse us. We will talk about irregular adjectives and check their examples but in order to examine them, there are some issues that should be introduced. Let’s start.

Introduction to Adjectives & Their Forms

An adjective is what modifies noun/s and pronoun/s in a sentence. It points out quality, size, shape, duration and more about a noun or pronoun. There are three forms of adjectives: regular, comparative and superlative. The regular form describes one noun. For example, ‘Jamie is a beautiful girl’. The adjective ‘beautiful’ describes one girl. The comparative form, compares two nouns to each other. For example, ‘Jamie is more beautiful than Ashley’. In this sentence, two girls are being compared to each other. The superlative form, compares more than two things. For example, ‘Jamie is the most beautiful girl in town’. In this sentence, Jamie is being compared to every girl in town.

The usual way to change an adjective to its comparative form is easy. We just add ‘-er’ or the word ‘more’ at the end of the adjective. The way to change an adjective to its superlative form is also pretty easy. We just add ‘-est’ or the word ‘most’ before the adjective. Let’s take a look at examples of some adjectives and their three forms:


regular adjective   comparative            superlative

old                                     older                            oldest

great                                 greater                         greatest

big                                     bigger                           biggest

successful                      more successful           most successful

Piece of cake, right?

Irregular Adjectives & Examples

As we mentioned before, some adjectives do not follow the standard patterns when they are changed from one form to another. We call these adjectives, irregular adjectives. Irregular adjectives go through more radical changes when their forms are being changed. Here is a list of irregular adjectives in English:

 regular adjective comparative superlative

bad                                  worse                           worst

far                                    further                         furthest

good                                better                          best

late                                   later                            latest/last

little                                  less                              least

much/many                     more                           most


Don’t let that list scare you. The key is practicing. The more we read / write, the better we learn and that’s exactly what we are going to do. Let’s take a look at some example sentences:

  • bad

Men are worse drivers than women. (comparative)

You are the worst driver I have ever met in my life. (superlative)

  • far

-They couldn’t go any further because the road was blocked. (comparative)

-Come on girls! Let’s see who can run furthest. (superlative)

  • good

-I feel better than yesterday, thank you for asking. (comparative)

-This is the best day I have ever had. (superlative)

  • late

-She entered the room later than I did. (comparative)

-He was the last to joined the conversation. (superlative)

  • little

-Please give me less tea than she has.( comparative)

-She was paid the least amount of tea of anyone there. (superlative)

  • much

She has more money than I have. (comparative)

-Those who have the most money are not always the happiest. (superlative)

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