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1 COMPARATIVES AND SUPERLATIVES preparedbyOrnella Palazzo
2 For adjectives with one syllable, we add er or r for the comparative, and the + est or st for the superlative● Mount Everest is higher than Mount Kilimanjaro.● Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world
3 Big – bigger/ the biggest Hot – hotter / the hottest When the adjective ends with one vowel + 1 consonant, we double the consonant in the comparative and the superlative.Big – bigger/ the biggestHot – hotter / the hottest● Russia is bigger than Australia● Russia is the biggest country in the world
4 For most adjectives with two or more syllables, we use more and the most to form the comparative and the superlative.● Tokio is more expensive than London.● Tokio is the most expensive city in the world.
5 For two syllable adjectives ending in consonant + y, we use ier /iest for the comparative and the superlative.● The Atacama desert is drier than England.● The Atacama desert is the driest place in the world.
6 As…as…We use as+ adjectives+ as…to say that two things or people are the same, and not as + adjective + as… to say they are different.● The blue whale’s tongue is as heavy as an African elephant.● London is not as expensive as Tokio.
7 IRREGULAR COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE FORMS Good – better / the bestBad – worse / the worstFar – further / the furthest