Presentation on theme: "Comparatives and Superlatives"— Presentation transcript:
1 Comparatives and Superlatives Grammar PointsComparatives and Superlatives
2 Superiority I was happier before. He wrote the most beautiful poems. Long Adjective (more than one syllable)Comparative ++More + adjectiveMore beautifulSuperlative ++++The most + adjectiveThe most beautifulI 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 + erwarmerSuperlative ++++The + adjective + estThe warmest
3 Inferiority It was less sunny today. All AdjectivesComparative - -Less + adjective (+than)Less sunnySuperlativeThe least + adjectiveThe least sunnyIt was less sunny today.He was the least friendly man I ever met.It is less rainy here than in Germany.
4 Equality All Adjectives cloudy As + adjective + as As cloudy as It was as cloudy as LilleIt was as cold as Alaska
5 Spelling rulesAdjectives 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 don’t double the e Large – larger - largest
6 Examples…Quiet – quieter- quietestSunny- sunnier- sunniestClever – cleverer – cleverestGentle – gentler – gentlestIrregulars:Bad : worse – the worstFar : further – the furthestGood : better – the best
7 Practise Make these adjectives the superiority comparative Hard Clever BigUnaffordableTranslate these sentences into English:Nous avons vendu autant de modèles que l’année dernière.Il fait moins froid ici que chez moiIl a plus des insects que les bêtes sauvages.We sold as many cars as last yearIt is less cold here than were I live.he is more scared of insects than of wild beasts