Irregular comparison of adjectives
Some of the adjectives compare irregularly. You should remember their comparative and superlative form:
|far||further(farther)||the furthest(the farthest)|
She’s better at maths than me.
It’s the best film I’ve ever seen.
It was the worst experience of my life!
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OLDER OR ELDER?
Adjective “old” is usually compared regularly:
Tom is older than me.
The alternative form elder/eldest shall be used in the descriptions of family members.
Forms elder/eldest can be used only before a noun. We can not use elder/eldest in comparisons.
FARTHER OR FURTHER?
Farther and further can be used in sentences referring to distance:
It’s so dark that I can’t see farther/further than a metre.