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Base Words and Endings -er and -est. A base word may have an -er or -est ending. Remember that -er or -est has a vowel sound and adds a syllable to the.

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1 Base Words and Endings -er and -est

2 A base word may have an -er or -est ending. Remember that -er or -est has a vowel sound and adds a syllable to the base word.

3 Base Words and Endings -er and -est fast faster fastest What is the base word? fast, faster, fastest

4 Base Words and Endings -er and -est fast How many syllables do you hear? fastone

5 Base Words and Endings -er and -est faster How many syllables do you hear? fast / ertwo Notice that the ending adds a syllable.

6 Base Words and Endings -er and -est fastest How many syllables do you hear? fast / esttwo Notice that the ending adds a syllable.

7 Base Words and Endings -er and -est When -er is added to the ending of a word it means “more.” When -est is added to the ending of a word it means “the most.”

8 Base Words and Endings -er and -est funny funnier funniest What is the base word? funny Notice that the final y in funny changes to i.

9 Base Words and Endings -er and -est big bigger biggest What is the base word? big Notice that the final consonant is doubled in big before the ending is added.

10 Base Words and Endings -er and -est Find the base words and use the words in a sentence with a partner. fresherfreshest happierhappiest thinnerthinnest saddersaddest

11 Your Turn Turn your practice book to page 136.


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