Meet Al, Joe and Ed. Can you help me know them better with the use of adjectives? Think of adjectives that can describe them and use these adjectives in sentences.
What did we just do with the use of adjectives? We compared Al, Joe, and Ed with the use descriptive words. Remember that adjectives can also be used in comparing nouns such as people, things, events, things, and animals.
In comparing with adjectives, it is important to consider the number of nouns being compared. We usually use the words between and among when comparing. POSITIVECOMPARATIVESUPERLATIVE -simplest form - used to compare two things/ persons -used to compare three or more things/ persons
Rules in Forming Comparative and Superlative Adjectives A. One to two syllable adjectives 1. Add –er for the comparative form (when comparing 2 nouns) and –est for the superlative (when comparing 3 or more nouns). Examples: Isabel is taller than Bella. Cai is the tallest of all the students. Louis is older than Miguel. Peter is the oldest among the three.
Rules in Forming Comparative and Superlative Adjectives B. Three or more syllable adjectives For adjectives with three syllables or more, form the comparative with more/less and the superlative with most/least. Examples: Women are more intelligent than men. Mia is the most intelligent person I've ever met.
C. Special Adjectives: Irregular adjectives Irregular Adjective Comparative Form Superlative Form goodbetterbest badworseworst farfartherfarthest littlelessleast manymoremost Examples: My penmanship is worse than yours. My brother’s penmanship is the worst kind of writing I’ve ever seen.
There are two-syllable adjectives that may follow two rules. These adjectives can be used with -er and -est and with more/less and most/least. Two-Syllable Adjective Comparative Form Superlative Form clevercleverercleverest clevermore clevermost clever gentlegentlergentlest gentlemore gentlemost gentle quietquieterquietest quietmore quietmost quiet simplesimplersimplest simplemore simplemost simple
On your Own: Complete the table by supplying the comparative and superlative forms of the following adjectives. PositiveComparativeSuperlative 1.few 2.hungry 3.interesting 4.far 5.narrow 6.wet 7.high 8.simple
Read each sentences and take note of the adjective in the parenthesis. Change it into its correct comparative or superlative form. Let’s try these: 1.I feel (happy) today than yesterday. 2.I think this is the (good) day I’ve ever had for this week! 3.I’ve had the (interesting) conversation with my sister ever!
4.She told me that my parents are planning a trip that will be (exciting) than last year. 5.She said that we will ride the (big) airplane I’ve ever seen! 6.The temperature in Manila seems to be (hot) this year compared to last year. 7.My sister thinks it’s the (bad) weather she has experienced in her entire life.