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3 Comparative Endings Add –er to a word to compare two people, places, things, or animals Add –est to a word to compare three or more people, places, things, or animals. Dont forget that some words will be spelled differently when endings are added.

4 tall How does the word end? Vowel & 2 consonants! This is the way the end must be... tall Just add –er. taller The man is taller than the boy.

5 dry How does the word end? Consonant – Y! This is the way the end must be... dry Change the Y to an I and add –est! driest The desert is the driest place on Earth.

6 silly How does the word end? Consonant – Y! This is the way the end must be... silly Change the Y to an I and add –est! silliest He is the silliest clown of all!

7 funny How does the word end? Consonant – Y! This is the way the end must be... funny Change the Y to an I and add –er! funnier My older brother is funnier than my younger brother.

8 small How does the word end? Vowel & 2 consonants! This is the way the end must be... small Just add –est. smallest My parakeet is the smallest pet I own.

9 fat How does the word end? Short vowel & 1 consonant! This is the way the end must be... fat See a short vowel and a consonant too, heres the only thing to do: DOUBLE the consonant, add –er. fatter The fatter puppy eats the most food.

10 Comparative Endings Add –er to a word to compare two people, places, things, or animals Add –est to a word to compare three or more people, places, things, or animals. Dont forget about spelling changes when endings are added.


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