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Comparative & Superlative
As… as Objects equal or the same in some way Rosa is as smart as Aurelie. Dawoon writes as well as Dee. Not quite as … as – a small difference Tafere is not quite as tall as Zemen. Not nearly as … as – a big difference Wei is not nearly as old as Miss P.
Forming Comparative & Superlative Comparative – Use “-er” or more “-er” with one syllable adjectives and Two syllable adjectives ending in “y” More with adjective of 3+ syllables Superlative – Use “-est” or most “-est with one syllable adjectives and two syllable adjectives ending in “y” Most with adjectives of 3+ syllables
Forming Comparative & Superlative Adjectives AdjectiveComparativeSuperlative youngYoungerThe youngest SmartSmarterThe smartest PrettyPrettierThe prettiest BusyBusierThe busiest IntelligentMore intelligentThe most intelligent InterestingMore interestingThe most interesting FamousMore famousThe most famous DangerousMore dangerousThe most dangerous CarefulMore carefulThe most careful
Er/est or more/most Some two syllable adjectives can be formed with either er/est or more/most clevercleverer/more clever cleverest/most clever Able, angry, clever, common, cruel, friendly, gentle, handsome, narrow, pleasant, polite, quiet, simple, sour
Forming Comparative & Superlative Adverbs Use more & most with adverbs ending in “ly” Use “er/est” with one syllable adverbs AdverbComparativeSuperlative CarefullyMore carefullyThe most carefully SlowlyMore slowlyThe most slowly EarlyEarlierThe earliest AdverbComparativeSuperlative FastFasterThe fastest QuickQuickerThe quickest HardHarderThe hardest
Irregular Comparative & Superlative Irregular adjectives Irregular adverbs AdjectiveComparativeSuperlative GoodBetterThe best BadWorseThe worst * Farther/further refer to distance. Further only can also mean “additional”. AdverbComparativeSuperlative WellBetterThe best BadlyWorseThe worst Farfarther/further*The farthest/furthest
Let’s practice Feven scored 90 on her paragraph. Hanh’s score was 95 & Cole’s 98. Feven writes well. Hanh writes better than Feven. Cole writes the best of all. Lee scored 90 on the test, Raheel 92 & Gina 95. Lee is smart. And Raheel and Gina? Raheel is smarter than Lee. Gina is the smartest of all.
Less… than, Not as… as Less/not as… as + opposite of –er/more Less… than used with adjective of more than one syllable. He is less intelligent than his brother Not as… as used with one or more syllable adjectives. He is not as intelligent as his brother. He is not as smart as his brother.
Comparing with Nouns Yin has $5, Yanna $10 and Jackie $15. Yanna has more money than Yin. Jackie has the most money. Yanna has less money than Jackie. Yin has the least money of all.