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1 Comparative and Superlative Adjectives

2  Comparative adjectives  Superlative adjectives

3 Comparative adjectives  When do we use them?  We use them to compare TWO objects, people, places…

4  How do we use them? Comparative adjectives  There are 5 rules: g Rule 1 g Rule 2 g Rule 3 g Rule 4 g Rule 5 g Summary

5 g Rule 1 Comparative adjectives Adjectives with 1 or 2 syllables ending with -ow, -er, -y add –er. Adj. + -er + than Example: Bart is taller than Maggie.

6 Comparative adjectives g Rule 2 Adjectives ending –Y change it into -IER. Adj.(-y)Adj.(-ier) + than Example: lazy lazier than Homer is lazier than Lisa.

7 Comparative adjectives g Rule 3 One syllable adjectives ending with CONSONANT+VOWEL+CONSONANT double the last consonant and add –er. Example: fatfatter than C V C Homer is fatter than Marge x2 consonants

8 Comparative adjectives g Rule 4 Adjectives with 2 or more syllables add MORE before the adjective. more + adj. (2 or more syllables) + than Example: beautiful more beautiful than Maggie is more beautiful than Mr. Burns.

9 Comparative adjectives g Rule 5 Irregular adjectives to memorize. goodbetter than badworse than farfarther than / further than muchmore

10 Comparative adjectives :+ que g Summary Rule… adjectivecomparative 1. 1 OR 2 SYLLABLES 1. 1 OR 2 SYLLABLES Ending with –er –ow add -er tall Clever yellow taller than cleverer than Yellower than drop –y, add -er lazy happy lazier than happier than C+V+C = doubles last consonant fat big fatter than bigger than or + syllables add MORE beautiful dangerous more beautiful than more dangerous than Irregular forms (memorize) good bad better than worse than

11 Superlative adjectives  When do we use them?  We use them to compare ONE object, person, place… in a GROUP.

12  How do we use them? Superlative adjectives  There are 5 rules: g Rule 1 g Rule 2 g Rule 3 g Rule 4 g Rule 5 g Summary

13 g Rule 1 Superlative adjectives Adjectives with 1 or 2 syllables ending with -ow, -er, -y add “the… –est”. the + adj. + -est Example: Mr. Burns is the richest in Springfield.

14 Superlative adjectives g Rule 2 Adjectives ending –Y change it into -IEST. Adj.(-y)the + adj.(-iest) Example: funny the funniest Krusty is the funniest clown in Springfield.

15 Superlative adjectives g Rule 3 One syllable adjectives ending with CONSONANT+VOWEL+CONSONANT double the last consonant and add –est. Example: fatthe fattest C V C Homer is the fattest in the Simpson’s family. x2 consonants

16 Superlative adjectives g Rule 4 Adjectives with 2 or more syllables add THE MOST before the adjective. the most + adj. (2 or more syllables) Example: dangerous the most dangerous Fat Tony is the most dangerous gangster of the Springfield mafia.

17 Superlative adjectives g Rule 5 Irregular adjectives to memorize. goodthe best badthe worst farthe farthest / the furthest muchthe most

18 Superlative adjectives: le/la/les+ g Summary Rule… adjectivesuperlative add “the –est” rich long the richest the longest Drop –y, add “the –iest” funny crazy the funniest the craziest C+V+C = doubles last consonant fat big the fattest the biggest or + syllables add THE MOST beautiful dangerous the most beautiful the most dangerous Irregular forms (memorize) good bad the best the worst


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