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© Oxford University Press 1 Look at the way we form comparative and superlative adjectives: * For short adjectives with one vowel + one consonant, double.

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1 © Oxford University Press 1 Look at the way we form comparative and superlative adjectives: * For short adjectives with one vowel + one consonant, double the consonant. Comparative and superlative adjectives of majority old fat* early happy exciting delicious difficult good Bad 6.2 ComparativeSuperlative Short adjectives Adjectives that end in -y Adjectives with two syllables or more Irregular adjectives older fatter earlier happier more exciting more delicious more difficult better worse the oldest of/in fattest earliest happiest most exciting most delicious most difficult best worst

2 © Oxford University Press 2 Than is often used after a comparative adjective. Neil is older than Ali. The Royal Hotel is more expensive than the Economotel. Paris is much more beautiful than Manchester, Much/a lot can come before the comparative to give emphasis. 3 The is used before superlative adjectives. Jann is the worst singer I know. It was the happiest day of my life. Use 1 Comparatives compare one thing, person, or action with another. Ian is friendlier than Dana. Comparative and superlative adjectives 6.2 My new flat is nicer than my old flat.

3 © Oxford University Press 1As … as shows that something is the same or equal. Lisa is as clever as you. 2 My new neighbour is as friendly as the old one. Not as … as shows that something isnt the same or equal. His computer isnt as good as mine. Boston isnt as big as Los Angeles. Use an adjective with (not) as … as. 3 She cant drink as much as you do (with verbs) 4 Tom studies/works as hard as me 5 You havent got as much homework as I have (U nouns) She didnt do as many exercises as I did (C nouns) Comparative and superlative of equality 6.1

4 © Oxford University Press Comparative and superlative of minority She is less tall than Peter I study less than you (do) I did less homework than you You have got fewer exercises than I have

5 © Oxford University Press Make the sentences. 1 Tokyo / more modern / Rome. 2 Lisa / young / in our class. 3 Mumbai / big / city in India. 4 He / not / nice / his brother. 5 The weather / bad / last year. Comparative and superlative adjectives 6.2 Tokyo is more modern than Rome. Lisa is the youngest in our class. Mumbai is the biggest city in India. He isnt as nice as his brother. The weather is worse than last year.


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