Presentation on theme: "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."— Presentation transcript:
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
When the adjective ends with one vowel + 1 consonant, we double the consonant in the comparative and the superlative. Big – bigger/ the biggest Hot – hotter / the hottest ● Russia is bigger than Australia ● Russia is the biggest country in the world
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.
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.
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.
IRREGULAR COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE FORMS Good – better / the best Bad – worse / the worst Far – further / the furthest