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1 Comparative and Superlative © 2004

2 When we compare things we use a different form of the adjective:
fattest fat fatter © 2004

3 We say that fattest is the superlative form of fat.
We say that fatter is the comparative form of fat – we are comparing them. We say that fattest is the superlative form of fat. © 2004

4 Find the comparative and superlative form of:
high © 2004

5 highest higher high © 2004

6 Find the comparative and superlative form of:
large long warm © 2004

7 large larger largest long longer longest warm warmer warmest
© 2004

8 Sometimes, instead, we use an extra word before the adjective:
more comfortable most comfortable comfortable © 2004

9 We say that most comfortable is the superlative form of comfortable.
We say that more comfortable is the comparative form of comfortable – we are comparing them. We say that most comfortable is the superlative form of comfortable. © 2004

10 What is the comparative form of miserable?
Most words of more than one syllable use more and most What is the comparative form of miserable? and the superlative? more miserable most miserable © 2004

11 Find the comparative and superlative form of:
unusual intelligent more unusual more intelligent most unusual most intelligent © 2004

12 There are some exceptions:
Words ending in –y add –ier and -iest happy happier happiest © 2004

13 sssh sssh Some two-syllable words add –er and –est:
clever and quiet add –er and -est sssh sssh sssh quieter quietest quiet or clever cleverer cleverest © 2004

14 A few three syllable words add –ier and –iest:
unhappy unhappier unhappiest unlucky unluckier unluckiest © 2004

15 A small group of words can add -er and –est or use more and most:
narrow common stupid polite pleasant cruel gentle shallow simple © 2004

16 good bad better worse worst
A few words change completely in the comparative and superlative: good bad better worse best worst © 2004

17 Because they are already absolute
A few words cannot have a comparative or superlative. Why? Because they are already absolute perfect unique e.g. © 2004

18 Find the comparative and superlative of:
Some for you to try: Find the comparative and superlative of: smaller smallest small more popular popular most popular more famous most famous famous spotless spotless spotless better well best crueller/more cruel cruellest/most cruel cruel © 2004


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