Comparative Questions for the ESL Classroom

Manuel Campos


A comparative question is one in which the questioner asks for a contrast between two people, objects, or ideas.

For example, a comparative question might ask how two people are different from each other or what is the difference between two concepts.

Examples of comparison questions would be:

Which color do you prefer, red or green?
Do you like apples or oranges?”

Comparative Questions

Here is a list of some examples of comparative questions.

The list is not exhaustive and there are many other ways to ask comparative questions.

  1. Which is worse for your health: smoking or drinking?
  2. Which is harder, math or reading and writing?
  3. Which game is more entertaining, Call of Duty or Free Fire?
  4. Do you think you’re smarter than your parents?
  5. What are you better at than your best friend?
  6. Which language is more difficult to learn, English or your language?
  7. Is playing video games better for you than watching TV?
  8. What is worse than failing an exam?
  9. What is healthier: eating healthy food or getting lots of exercise?
  10. Does life become more complicated as you get older?
  11. What country is better to live and why?


I hope you have had a great time answering these comparative questions.

This should give you an idea of how to organize your thoughts and make sure that you can answer different comparative questions in different contexts.

Good luck with everything else going on in life.

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