COMPARATIVES Profr. José Enrique Torres del Castillo.
COMPARATIVES We use comparatives to compare two nouns (persons, animals, things, etc.) am Adjective (er) is (more/less) Adjective than are There are three kinds of adjectives (short, long and special adjectives)
SHORT LONG SPECIAL Tall altoelegantelegantebetter Short chaparrowonderfulmaravillosoworse Thin flaco expensivecarofurther Fat gordo difficultdificil Easyfacilmarvellousmaravilloso Pretty bonit@specialespecial Longlargodeliciousdelicioso Small pequeñointelligentinteligente Biggrandestupidestupido Smart listocomfortablecomodo Cheap baratoterrificgrandioso Uglyfe@terribleterrible Softsuavebeautifulhermos@ Young joven Old viejo Clean limpio Happy feliz New nuevo
EXAMPLES: Luis is taller than Paco A car is faster than a bike You are younger than me My pc is older than yours Liz is more intelligent than George A car is more comfortable than a motorbike Cancun is more beautiful than Acapulco America is better than Chivas Cruz azul is worse than America Subway is cheaper than taxi
EXERCISE: Complete with the correct auxiliary (am–is–are) and with the correct form of the adjective. An elephant ___ ______ than a horse.(big) A plane ___ _______ than a train.(fast) English __ _____ ______ than History(difficult) Sandals ___ _______ than shoes.(cheap) Pumas ____ ______ than Barcelona.(bad) Veracruz ___ ______ than Cancun.(expensive) Candies ____ ______than vegetables.(delicious) Jimmy ___ ______ than Carl. (smart) Dogs ___ _______ than cats.(pretty) I ___ ______ than you.(old)
Answer the questions: 1)Who is taller you or your father?_________ 2)Who is smarter you or your friend?_________ 3)What is bigger your primary or this secondary?_________ 4)What is more difficult english or history?_________ 5)What subject is easier math or spanish?_________ 6)What is more interesting terror movies or comedy?______ 7)Who is better singer Luis Miguel or Nigga?_________ 8)What river is longer the Nilo or Balsas?_________ 9)Who is younger your girlfriend or you?_________ 10)Who is better team America or Chivas?_________