GRAMMAR – Comparatives & Superlatives
A COMPARATIVE adjective is used to compare differences between the two objects they modify (larger, smaller, faster, higher). They are used in sentences where two nouns are compared, in this pattern: Noun (subject) + verb +comparative adjective + than + noun (object).
A SUPERLATIVE adjective takes a comparison to the highest degree. In other words, it is used to tell you how one object measures up against all the other objects in a group. It is always used with ‘the’ – the biggest, the fastest, etc.