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1 Copy each sentence choosing the best adjective to complete the sentence: 1. Jane was the (best/better) student in the class. 2. The bizarre was (more good/better) than the other fair. 3. My dog was (more fast/faster) than her dog. 4. Joe was the (tallest/most tall) athlete on the team. 5. That pizza is (more warm/warmer) than the other.

2 Today’s Learning Goal I will be able to identify the proper usage of COMPARATIVE and SUPERLATIVE adjectives and distinguish between both uses by taking notes on the grammar rules and word forms that apply. I will know I’ve met my goal when I can choose the correct adjective for a sentence and explain my reasoning in complete sentences.

3 GRAMMAR

4 We use the COMPARATIVE to compare TWO people, places or things. Short adjective + ER Short adjective + ER old  older young  younger Short Adjective + ER (the final consonant is doubled Short Adjective + ER (the final consonant is doubled) big  bigger hot  hotter Short adjective ended in “Y”  -IER Short adjective ended in “Y”  -IER easy  easier heavy  heavier

5 Long adjective: MORE + long adjective Long adjective: MORE + long adjective exciting  more exciting beautiful  more beautiful Irregular adjectives Irregular adjectives good  better bad  worse We use the COMPARATIVE to compare TWO people, places or things.

6 We use the comparative to compare two people, places or things. We use the word “THAN” after the comparative form of the adjective. John is taller than Mary. A Ferrari is more expensive than a Fiat.

7 Complete the following sentences. Use the COMPARATIVE form of the adjectives in parentheses. 1. Tiny is (tall) than Sky. 2. Sky is (good) at basketball than Tiny. 3. Tiny is (fast) than Sky. 4. Sky is (popular) than Tiny. 5. Sky’s feet are (big) than Tiny’s feet.

8 Complete the following sentences. Use the COMPARATIVE form of the adjectives in parentheses. 1. Tiny is TALLER than Sky. 2. Sky is (good) at basketball than Tiny. 3. Tiny is (fast) than Sky. 4. Sky is (popular) than Tiny. 5. Sky’s feet are (big) than Tiny’s feet.

9 Complete the following sentences. Use the COMPARATIVE form of the adjectives in parentheses. 1. Tiny is TALLER than Sky. 2. Sky is BETTER at basketball than Tiny. 3. Tiny is (fast) than Sky. 4. Sky is (popular) than Tiny. 5. Sky’s feet are (big) than Tiny’s feet.

10 Complete the following sentences. Use the COMPARATIVE form of the adjectives in parentheses. 1. Tiny is TALLER than Sky. 2. Sky is BETTER at basketball than Tiny. 3. Tiny is FASTER than Sky. 4. Sky is (popular) than Tiny. 5. Sky’s feet are (big) than Tiny’s feet.

11 Complete the following sentences. Use the COMPARATIVE form of the adjectives in parentheses. 1. Tiny is TALLER than Sky. 2. Sky is BETTER at basketball than Tiny. 3. Tiny is FASTER than Sky. 4. Sky is MORE POPULAR than Tiny. 5. Sky’s feet are (big) than Tiny’s feet.

12 Complete the following sentences. Use the COMPARATIVE form of the adjectives in parentheses. 1. Tiny is TALLER than Sky. 2. Sky is BETTER at basketball than Tiny. 3. Tiny is FASTER than Sky. 4. Sky is MORE POPULAR than Tiny. 5. Sky’s feet are BIGGER than Tiny’s feet.

13 We use the SUPERLATIVE to compare MORE THAN TWO people, places or things. Short adjective + EST Short adjective + EST old  the oldest young  the youngest Short adjective + EST (the final consonant is doubled) Short adjective + EST (the final consonant is doubled) big  the biggest hot  the hottest Short adjective ended in –Y  -IEST Short adjective ended in –Y  -IEST easy  the easiest heavy  the heaviest

14 We use the SUPERLATIVE to compare MORE THAN TWO people, places or things. Long adjective: THE MOST + long adjective Long adjective: THE MOST + long adjective exciting  the most exciting beautiful  the most beautiful Irregular adjectives Irregular adjectives good  the best bad  the worst

15 We use the SUPERLATIVE to compare MORE THAN TWO people, places or things. We use the word “THE” before the superlative form of the adjective. John is the tallest. A Ferrari is the most expensive car.

16 Complete the following sentences. Use the SUPERLATIVE form of the adjectives in parentheses. 1. Al is (short). 2. Ed is (thin). 3. Al is wearing (colourful) clothes. 4. Ed is (tall). 5. Joe is (smart).

17 Complete the following sentences. Use the SUPERLATIVE form of the adjectives in parentheses. 1. Al is THE SHORTEST. 2. Ed is (thin). 3. Al is wearing (colourful) clothes. 4. Ed is (tall). 5. Joe is (smart).

18 Complete the following sentences. Use the SUPERLATIVE form of the adjectives in parentheses. 1. Al is THE SHORTEST. 2. Ed is THE THINNEST. 3. Al is wearing (colourful) clothes. 4. Ed is (tall). 5. Joe is (smart).

19 Complete the following sentences. Use the SUPERLATIVE form of the adjectives in parentheses. 1. Al is THE SHORTEST. 2. Ed is THE THINNEST. 3. Al is wearing THE MOST COLORFUL clothes. 4. Ed is (tall). 5. Joe is (smart).

20 Complete the following sentences. Use the SUPERLATIVE form of the adjectives in parentheses. 1. Al is THE SHORTEST. 2. Ed is THE THINNEST. 3. Al is wearing THE MOST COLORFUL clothes. 4. Ed is THE TALLEST. 5. Joe is (smart).

21 Complete the following sentences. Use the SUPERLATIVE form of the adjectives in parentheses. 1. Al is THE SHORTEST. 2. Ed is THE THINNEST. 3. Al is wearing THE MOST COLORFUL clothes. 4. Ed is THE TALLEST. 5. Joe is THE SMARTEST.

22 Practice identifying the COMPARATIVE and SUPERLATIVE Monday's weather is supposed to be (more hot/hotter) than yesterday's. Shelby is (more good/better) at crossword puzzles than I am. Raj arrived at the movie theater (earlier, earliest) than Derek, so he bought the tickets. Hannah's backyard is (larger, more large) than mine. JoAnn swam the (fastest, most fast) in the race. Tham is the (precisest, most precise) with his calculations. The (best, more better) price offered in the catalog was $9.99. This glass of iced tea is (sweeter, sweetest) than the other one.

23 Exit Reflection In a brief paragraph, explain the difference between using the COMPARATIVE and the SUPERLATIVE adjectives. Use the sentence frames below to help you: The difference between using comparative adjectives and superlative adjectives depends on _____________. The word _________ is used with _______ adjectives, and the word __________ is used with ______ adjectives. Comparative adjectives can appear in the following forms___________. Superlative adjectives can appear in these forms________.


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