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1 COMPARATIVES AND SUPERLATIVES

2 Comparative adjective + er Superlative adjective the … + est Great greater the greatest Hard + er harder the hardest Small smaller the smallest Fast faster the fastest High higher the highest Low lower the lowest All one syllable adjectives: add er to adjective (to form comparatives).

3 Fare clic per modificare stili del testo dello schema Secondo livello Terzo livello Quarto livello Quinto livello example It is harder for companies to compete these days than it was 20 years ago.

4 Adjectives ending in y ier Easy - easier - the easiest Healthy - healthier - the healthiest Steady - steadier - the steadiest Even if the adjective is made up of two or more syllables.

5 Fare clic per modificare stili del testo dello schema Secondo livello Terzo livello Quarto livello Quinto livello BUT When the adjective ends in - er/-ow we add –er. Eg: clever ….… cleverer – the cleverest Eg: Narrow ……. narrower - the narrowest

6 Double consonant Hot – hotter –the hottest Big – bigger – the biggest Thin – thinner – the thinnest When one syllable adjectives end in one vowel and a consonant: double the consonant Eg:Companies these days are facing hotter competition.

7 Fare clic per modificare stili del testo dello schema Secondo livello Terzo livello Quarto livello Quinto livello Do not double the consonant When one syllable adjectives end with 2 vowels and one consonant we do not double the consonant. Eg: great …….greater than……the greatest Eg: neat…….neater than……..the neatest

8 Irregular adjectives Comparative - Superlative Good – better – the best Bad – worse – the worst Far – further – the furthest

9 Adjectives with more than one syllable (something is)… more/less exciting than...(something else) More/less powerful than More/less cynical than More/less responsive than The most/ the least efficient The most/the least careful The most/the least positive

10 Fare clic per modificare stili del testo dello schema Secondo livello Terzo livello Quarto livello Quinto livello More/less + adj +than (COMP) The most/least + adjective (SUP) Good marketing is more important than competitive prices. A newspaper marketing campaign is less effective than a television campaign. This is the least interesting part of the conference. The most interesting product I saw at the fair was from Korea.

11 Fare clic per modificare stili del testo dello schema Secondo livello Terzo livello Quarto livello Quinto livello Please notice When the thing/person we are comparing is understood (obvious) we often omit the «than» clause. Eg: Yes this computer is definitely better. (…..than the one we looked at before) Eg: yes this computer is definitely the best. (…….of all the computers we have looked at).

12 Fare clic per modificare stili del testo dello schema Secondo livello Terzo livello Quarto livello Quinto livello Alternative ways of comparing things as..adj..as COMPARE: My job is as difficult as yours. My job is not as difficult as yours. Which one is equal? Is my job more difficult? Or your job more difficult?

13 Fare clic per modificare stili del testo dello schema Secondo livello Terzo livello Quarto livello Quinto livello Comparing quantity with nouns We’ve got as many employees in the marketing department as we have in sales. (countable noun) There’s not as much pollution in the suburbs as there is in the city centre. (uncountable noun)

14 Fare clic per modificare stili del testo dello schema Secondo livello Terzo livello Quarto livello Quinto livello Look at these comparisons: In Britain Fiat sells nearly as many cars as Ford. 1. A big or small difference? 2. Who sells more? My job is nothing like as difficult as yours. 1. A big or small difference? 2. Whose job is more difficult?

15 Fare clic per modificare stili del testo dello schema Secondo livello Terzo livello Quarto livello Quinto livello Compare Como has nowhere near as many factories as Birmingham. Brescia hasn’t anywhere near as many banks as Bergamo. Is there a large or small difference? Which sentence uses the verb in the negative form?

16 Fare clic per modificare stili del testo dello schema Secondo livello Terzo livello Quarto livello Quinto livello A large difference: Canada is far/much bigger than Ireland The north of Italy is a lot richer than the south A Porsche is lots/a lot more expensive than a Fiat Punto. A small difference: The population of the UK is a little bit bigger than Italy. My salary is slightly more than in my previous job.

17 Fare clic per modificare stili del testo dello schema Secondo livello Terzo livello Quarto livello Quinto livello Complete with one word This company is much exciting than the one you used to work for. This company is not as competitive ….. the last one. Indeed it has much less rivals. The company is doing …... this year. (use good) I think it was the best work experience I have ….had. Your salary is the same ….. mine. It was the …....film I have ever seen. The......way to travel is by train. (use safe) This design has been drawn more ….... (with more care) Its rivals have been selling more ….....(with more success)

18 Fare clic per modificare stili del testo dello schema Secondo livello Terzo livello Quarto livello Quinto livello Key Complete with one word This company is much more exciting than the one you used to work for. This company is not as competitive as the last one. Indeed it has much less rivals. The company is doing better this year. (use good) I think it was the best work experience I have ever had. Your salary is the same as mine. It was the best/worst/funniest/saddest... film I have ever seen. The safest way to travel is by train. (use safe) This design has been drawn more carefully (with more care) Its rivals have been selling more successfully (with more success)


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