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1 Developed by Ivan Seneviratne Making Comparisons

2 One-syllable adjectives normally have comparatives ending in –er. example: old - older cheap - cheaper Two-syllable adjectives can have -er, especially ending in an unstressed vowel. example narrow - narrower clever - cleverer Comparatives

3 Three or more syllable comparative adjective starts with more. example: beautiful - more beautiful difficult - more difficult Two-syllable adjectives ending in -ing, -ed, ful, and - less. example tired - more tired boring – more boring

4 Superlatives One-syllable adjectives normally have comparatives ending in –est. example: old - oldest cheap - cheapest Some two-syllable adjectives are similar. example narrow - narrowest clever - cleverest

5 Superlatives Three or more syllable comparative adjective starts with most. example: beautiful - most beautiful difficult - most difficult Two-syllable adjectives ending in -ing, -ed, ful, and - less. example tired - most tired boring – most boring

6 Irregular Forms AdjectiveComparativeSuperlative goodbetterbest badworseworst illworseworst farfartherfarthest farfurtherfurthest old oldest oldeldereldest

7 Adjectives ending in -e: + -r, -st. late - later – latest One vowel + one consonant: double consonant big - bigger – biggest Adjectives ending in -y have -ier and -iest happy - happier -happies Spelling Tips

8 Equality: My cat is as old as your dog. I am as old as he. Inequality: Your car runs faster than mine. This girl is less naughty than that boy. One and Many I am the best in the class. Structure

9 Using Superlative Change the sentences using superlatives. She is very kind. It is a very beautiful park. He is very polite. This coat is very expensive. She is very tall.

10 Using Superlative Change the sentences using superlatives. She is very kind. She is the kindest person I know. It is a very beautiful park. Yes, it is the most beautiful park I know. He is very polite. He is the politest person I know. This coat is very expensive. This is the most expensive coat I know She is very tall. She is the tallest person I know.

11 Fill in the Table AdjectiveComparativeSuperlative big nervous calm interesting tidy rich FILL IN THE TABLE

12 Fill in the Table AdjectiveComparativeSuperlative bigbiggerBiggest nervousmore nervousmost nervous calmcalmercalmest interestingmore interestingmost interesting tidytidiertidiest richricherrichest FILL IN THE TABLE

13 This presentation is developed by Ivan Seneviratne © 2007 purely for personal use.


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