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2 What is an adjective ? It´s a word that gives information about a noun. A noun is the name of a person, thing or animal.

3 What kind of student ? How many students ? An outstanding student A dedicated student A bright student A lazy student A student Two students Some students Many students They answer the questions what kind? or how many ?

4 Degrees of adjectives There are three degrees : - Positive : The car is fast. (no comparison here) Comparative: My car is faster than yours.(for comparing two nouns ) -Superlative: My car is the fastest of all (for comparing three or more nouns )

5 - Add the suffix –er to one-syllable adjectives Examples: tall  taller low  lower smart  smarter - Add the suffix –er to two -syllable adjectives ending with ´y´. But first drop the ´y´, change it to ´i´ and then add –er. Examples: busy  busier angry  angrier easy  easier -Comparative degree

6 More modern More beautiful More convenient More expensive Use the word ´´more´´ for two or more than two-syllable adjectives Examples :

7 Sample sentences For the comparative degree: Johny is taller than Peter. Grammar is easier than Math. BMW cars are more expensive than Toyotas.

8 Semi-controlled Practice A- Write the correct form of the adjective in parentheses 1-The Eiffel Tower is________________ than The Leaning Tower of Pisa. (High) 2- Justin Bieber ________________ than Eminen.(talented) 3- Apples are __________________ than French Fries. (healthy) B- Answer these questions in complete sentences 1- Is Darien smaller than Herrera? 2- Is Decameron better than Playa Blanca? 3- What cartoon is funnier, The Flinstones or the Pink Panther ?

9 Add the suffix -est to one–syllable adjectives Examples: Slow  slowest Fast  fastest Cheap  cheapest

10 Add the suffix –est to two syllable adjectives ending with ´y´ First drop the ´y´, change it to ´i´ and then add –est Examples: sticky  stickiest pretty  prettiest heavy  heaviest

11 Use the word ´´most´´ for two or more than two-syllable adjectives Examples: spectacular  most spectacular interesting  most interesting professional  most professional

12 Sample Sentences Superlative degree 1- Elephants are the heaviest mammals in the world. 2- Rolex is the most expensive wrist watch brand in the market. 3- This swimming pool is the deepest in the hotel.

13 SEMI-CONTROLLED PRACTICE Answer these questions in complete sentences. Who has been the greatest boxing champion in Panama ? What is the best place to grow strawberries in Panama? What is the biggest province in Panama ? Is Chiriqui the most crowded province of all ?

14 SPECIAL FORMS Some adjectives do not follow any of the rules already explained before. They simply have their own form. Examples: PositiveComparativeSuperlative goodbetterbest badworseworst

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