Comparative degree Less - Than

Use the structure Less + adjective + than to say that a person or thing has less of a particular quality.

Notes

Comparative adjectives are used to compare differences between the two people, animals or objects. When one of them has less of a quality than the other, use the structure Less + adjective + than.

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Comparative degree Less ... than - Video

WATCH THE VIDEO AND REPEAT:

"TOM IS SLOWER THAN SUSAN. TOM IS SADDER THAN SUSAN.

SUSAN AND TOM LIKE VIDEO GAMES,

BUT THEY KNOW THAT GAMES ARE LESS HELPFUL THAN HOMEWORK."

Less ... than

If we want to compare one thing with another, we use LESS + adjective + THAN when one of them has less of a quality than the other.

Examples:

  • Tom is LESS clever THAN Mary.
  • This book is LESS interesting THAN the other one.
  • The blue dress is LESS expensive THAN the red dress.

 

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Comparative adjectives

To say that one of two, or more, items has less of a quality than the other, we can also use comparative adjectives.

Examples: 

  • Tom is shortER THAN Susan.
  • Nick is happIER THAN Tim.
  • The red dress is cheapER THAN the blue dress.

 

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Learn how to use Less ... than

Learn how to form comparative adjectives and how to use Less + adjective + than and comparatives.

 

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