What is the difference between Shorter and Shortest?

The difference between shorter and shortest

is that "shorter" is comparative form of short: more short and "shortest" is superlative form of short: most short; Least in stature, length or height.

shorter

shortest

Adjective

  • comparative form of short: more short.

Related terms

  • shortest

Exemple

  • There are two routes to get there. We’re in a rush so we’ll take the shorter one.

Noun

  • (colloquial) A short, a short seller: one who engages in short selling.

Adjective

  • superlative form of short: most short; Least in stature, length or height.

Examples

  • The two-word poem “Fleas”, by Ogden Nash, is arguably the shortest poem in the English language.