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Words ending in –er and -est We often add –er or –est to adjectives and adverbs. My brother is taller than I am. The safest driver I know is Jan. Spelling.

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2 Words ending in –er and -est We often add –er or –est to adjectives and adverbs. My brother is taller than I am. The safest driver I know is Jan. Spelling is easier than I thought!

3 The Rules It’s easy to add –er and –est to adjectives and adverbs. You can learn to do it in just a few minutes! There are only 4 simple rules: 1. + er/est 2. + r/st 3. y  i + er/est 4. x2 + er/est

4 + er/est For most one-syllable adjectives and adverbs, just add –er or -est. longlongerlongest fastfasterfastest talltallertallest

5 + r/st -One-syllable adjectives and adverbs that end with -e -Two-syllable adjectives that end with -le Just add –r or -st wide wider widest simple simpler simplest safe safer safest

6 y  i + er/est For two-syllable adjectives that end with a consonant + y, change the y to i and add –er or -est. easy easiereasiest busy busierbusiest early earlierearliest

7 x2 + er/est For one-syllable adjectives and adverbs that end with consonant-vowel-consonant, double the final consonant and add –er or -est. hot hotterhottest big biggerbiggest thin thinnerthinnest

8 x2 + er/est (continued) Do not double the final consonants -x, -w, or –y. low lower lowest

9 Which rule? hard +er/est +r/st y  i+er/est x2+er/est

10 Which rule? hard +er/est +r/st y  i+er/est x2+er/est harder

11 Which rule? late +er/est +r/st y  i+er/est x2+er/est

12 Which rule? late +er/est +r/st y  i+er/est x2+er/est latest

13 Which rule? sunny +er/est +r/st y  i+er/est x2+er/est

14 Which rule? sunny +er/est +r/st y  i+er/est x2+er/est sunnier

15 Which rule? fat +er/est +r/st y  i+er/est x2+er/est

16 Which rule? fat +er/est +r/st y  i+er/est x2+er/est fattest

17 Which rule? loud +er/est +r/st y  i+er/est x2+er/est

18 Which rule? loud +er/est +r/st y  i+er/est x2+er/est louder

19 Which rule? happy +er/est +r/st y  i+er/est 2+er/est

20 Which rule? happy +er/est +r/st y  i+er/est x2+er/est happiest

21 Which rule? cute +er/est +r/st y  i+er/est x2+er/est

22 Which rule? cute +er/est +r/st y  i+er/est x2+er/est cuter

23 Which rule? fine +er/est +r/st y  i+er/est x2+er/est

24 Which rule? fine +er/est +r/st y  i+er/est x2+er/est finest

25 Which rule? yellow +er/est +r/st y  i+er/est x2+er/est

26 Which rule? yellow +er/est +r/st y  i+er/est x2+er/est yellower

27 Which rule? deep +er/est +r/st y  i+er/est x2+er/est

28 Which rule? deep +er/est +r/st y  i+er/est x2+er/est deeper

29 What are the 4 rules? 1. + er/est 2. + r/st 3. y  i + er/est 4. x2 + er/est

30 Spelling –er/-est words Powerpoint. [online]. [cited 2013/06-08]. Dostupné z: powerpoint.html


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