Double comparatives are a fun way to show a cause and effect relationship. They are quite common in English since they are short and to the point.
|Do you know what comparatives are? Recently, we discussed how to use comparative adjectives such as better, happier, and more beautiful.
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How to make double comparatives:
The simplest form uses only comparative adjectives. The two comparatives are separated by a comma. The first one leads to the second. Here are some examples:
|What kind of guy would you like to marry?
The richer, the better!
(More wealth makes the guy a better choice for me.)
|Which hotel should we stay at on our vacation?
The cheaper, the better.
(A lower price makes the hotel a better choice for me.)
Now you try! See if you can compare using adjectives, adverbs, and nouns.
(Possible answers are below)
The more babies you have, the less free time you have.
The more babies you have, the more expensive it is.
The more babies you have, the more equipment you need.
The harder babies cry, the more quickly you feed them.
The more you feed them, the bigger they grow.
The cuter babies are, the happier you feel.