Atu or ake are used to compare things. Take note of the position of atu and ake in the sentence and be aware of the usage and placing of i.
|He taumaha atu a Hōri i a Hone.||George is heavier than John.|
|He tere ake te motokā o Pita i tēnei.||Peter’s car is faster than this one.|
|He makariri ake a Pōneke i a Rotorua.||Wellington is colder than Rotorua.|
|He nui atu te pūtea tā Kōtuku i tā Māka.||Kōtuku has more money than Mark.|
Further explanations, examples and exercises: Te Kākano p. 101; Te Kākano Pukapuka Tātaki pp. 56-57; Te Kākano CDsMahi 81.
Whiriwhirihia te whakautu tika.