6 How did you make your decisions? Does comparing characteristics help us in making good decisions?
7 Objectives for the Dayidentify and apply rules in forming comparatives and superlatives of adjectivescompare two or more things with the use of adjectives
8 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.
9 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.
10 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.POSITIVECOMPARATIVESUPERLATIVEsimplest form- used to compare two things/ persons-used to compare three or more things/ persons
11 Rules in Forming Comparative and Superlative Adjectives A. One to two syllable adjectives1. 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.
12 Rules in Forming Comparative and Superlative Adjectives B. Three or more syllable adjectivesFor 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.
13 C. Special Adjectives: Irregular adjectives Comparative FormSuperlative FormgoodbetterbestbadworseworstfarfartherfarthestlittlelessleastmanymoremostExamples:My penmanship is worse than yours. My brother’s penmanship is the worst kind of writing I’ve ever seen.
14 Two-Syllable Adjective 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 AdjectiveComparative FormSuperlative Formclevercleverercleverestmore clevermost clevergentlegentlergentlestmore gentlemost gentlequietquieterquietestmore quietmost quietsimplesimplersimplestmore simplemost simple
15 On your Own: Complete the table by supplying the comparative and superlative forms of the following adjectives.PositiveComparativeSuperlativefewhungryinterestingfarnarrowwethighsimple
16 Let us have more practice in forming comparative and superlative degrees of adjectives. Answer exercises A found on page 97 and 110 of your textbook.
18 Let’s try these: I feel (happy) today than yesterday. Read each sentences and take note of the adjective in the parenthesis. Change it into its correct comparative or superlative form.I feel (happy) today than yesterday.I think this is the (good) day I’ve ever had for this week!I’ve had the (interesting) conversation with my sister ever!
19 She told me that my parents are planning a trip that will be (exciting) than last year. She said that we will ride the (big) airplane I’ve ever seen!The temperature in Manila seems to be (hot) this year compared to last year.My sister thinks it’s the (bad) weather she has experienced in her entire life.
20 On your Own:Answer exercise B found on page 111 of your textbook.