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Grammar Points Comparatives and Superlatives
Superiority I was happier before. He wrote the most beautiful poems. She was more cheerful before. They were the noisiest people in the room. Short Adjective (one syllable) Comparative ++Adjective + erwarmer Superlative ++++The + adjective + estThe warmest Long Adjective (more than one syllable) Comparative ++More + adjectiveMore beautiful Superlative ++++The most + adjectiveThe most beautiful
Inferiority It was less sunny today. He was the least friendly man I ever met. It is less rainy here than in Germany. All Adjectives Comparative - -Less + adjective (+than) Less sunny Superlative - - - -The least + adjective The least sunny
Equality It was as cloudy as Lille It was as cold as Alaska All Adjectives cloudyAs + adjective + asAs cloudy as
Spelling rules Adjectives ending in y: the y becomes an i Dry – drier - driest Short adjectives ending in vowel (o) + consonant (t) : the consonant is doubled Hot – hotter - hottest Short adjectives ending in e : you dont double the e Large – larger - largest
Examples… Quiet – quieter- quietest Sunny- sunnier- sunniest Clever – cleverer – cleverest Gentle – gentler – gentlest Irregulars: -Bad : worse – the worst -Far : further – the furthest -Good : better – the best
Practise Make these adjectives the superiority comparative 1)Hard 2)Clever 3)Big 4)Unaffordable Translate these sentences into English: 1)Nous avons vendu autant de modèles que lannée dernière. 2)Il fait moins froid ici que chez moi 3)Il a plus des insects que les bêtes sauvages.