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English has a few adjectives whose comparative and superlative forms are irregular. That is, they don't form the usual patterns for forming comparatives and superlatives (-er, -est; or -ier, iest; or more-, most-).
Positive Comparative Superlative good better best bad worse worst little littler, less littlest, least far farther, further farthest, furthesthttp://www.bartleby.com/64/C001/003.html
For ESL learners it is important to learn "good, better, best" and "bad, worse, worst" because they are very commonly used. Also, "more, most" and "less, least" are very commonly used.
It is fair to say that those adjectives known as "absolute terms" are also irregular adjectives, because they have no comparatives whatsoever.
base word comparative superlative good better best bad worse worst little less least much (many) more most well better best far further furthest
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