We use the comparative of adjectives when we describe the differences between two things. The comparative of the adjective can be formed in two ways: -er or more. The following rules can help you decide which form to use.
When an adjective has only one syllable, the adjective generally takes the -er form to compare two things. If the word ends with one vowel and one consonant, double the consonant before adding -er.
- Pioneers must be braver than followers.
- Susan became a pioneer in science because she studied harder than other students.
- Being a follower is easier than being a pioneer.
- Pioneers feel happier when they help other people.
- Pioneers are more inspirational when they accomplish something that is difficult.
- Living in a new place is more difficult than living somewhere familiar.