Confusing adjectives exercise

May 5, 2014pdf

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate adjective.

1. At a ………….. date, he became the CEO of the company. (later / latter)

2. I prefer the ………………. proposition to the former. (later / latter)

3. I have an ………………. brother. (elder / older)

4. The niece is ……………… than her uncle. (elder / older)

5. His …………….. brother serves in the army. (elder / older)

6. He is the ……………….. member of the club. (eldest / oldest)

7. Broach is ……………… from Bombay than Surat. (farther / further)

8. The ………………. time I saw him he was in high spirits. (last / latest)

9. The ……………… Moghul Emperor came to an ignominious end. (last / latest)

10. The …………….. hospital is two miles from here. (nearest / next)

11. I have a brother. He is ……………. than me. (elder / older)

12. No ………………… reasons were given. (further / farther)

Answers

1. At a later date, he became the CEO of the company.

2. I prefer the latter proposition to the former.

3. I have an elder brother.

4. The niece is older than her uncle.

5. His elder brother serves in the army.

6. He is the oldest member of the club.

7. Broach is farther from Bombay than Surat.

8. The last time I saw him he was in high spirits.

9. The last Moghul Emperor came to an ignominious end.

10. The nearest hospital is two miles from here.

11. I have a brother. He is older than me.

12. No further reasons were given.

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