The little baby crawled. little little describes
Chasitie bounced the round basketball. round describes
Adjectives answer two questions. HOW MANY? WHAT KIND? some few many several lots four green crunchy smooth new smart beautiful
What is the adjective? What noun does it tell about? The blue notebook is closed. Adjective? Noun?
Adjectives that compare! You can use adjectives to compare two or more nouns. Add –er to an adjective to compare two nouns. Add –est to compare more than two nouns.
Adjectives that compare slower The merry-go-round is slower than the Ferris wheel. fastest The roller coaster is the fastest ride in the park.
y yi–er–est When the adjective ends with in a consonant sound and y, change the y to i and add –er or –est. luckyluckierluckiest ee–er– est When the adjective ends in e, drop the e and add –er or – est. bravebraverbravest –er –est For the adjectives that have a single vowel sound before a final consonant, double the final consonant and add –er or –est. bigbiggerbiggest
happy + er happier pale + er paler furry + est furriest noisy + est noisiest cute + est cutest gentle + er gentler
The parade is (big) than last year’s parade. bigger The circus has the (funny) clowns in the world. funniest One clown has the (sad) face of all. saddest
The fun house is (dark) than a cave. darker The water slide is the (cool) ride I know. coolest Some rides are (wild) than others. wilder
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