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1 Comparative and Superlative © 2004 www.teachit.co.uk 1 Comparative and Superlative

2 Comparative and Superlative © 2004 www.teachit.co.uk 2 When we compare things we use a different form of the adjective: fat fatter fattest

3 Comparative and Superlative © 2004 www.teachit.co.uk 3 We say that fatter is the comparative form of fat – we are comparing them. We say that fattest is the superlative form of fat.

4 Comparative and Superlative © 2004 www.teachit.co.uk 4 Find the comparative and superlative form of: high

5 Comparative and Superlative © 2004 www.teachit.co.uk 5 high higher highest

6 Comparative and Superlative © 2004 www.teachit.co.uk 6 largelong warm Find the comparative and superlative form of:

7 Comparative and Superlative © 2004 www.teachit.co.uk 7 largelargerlargest longlongerlongest warmwarmerwarmest

8 Comparative and Superlative © 2004 www.teachit.co.uk 8 Sometimes, instead, we use an extra word before the adjective: comfortable more comfortable most comfortable

9 Comparative and Superlative © 2004 www.teachit.co.uk 9 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.

10 Comparative and Superlative © 2004 www.teachit.co.uk 10 Most words of more than one syllable use more and most What is the comparative form of miserable? more miserable and the superlative? most miserable

11 Comparative and Superlative © 2004 www.teachit.co.uk 11 more unusual most unusual more intelligent most intelligent Find the comparative and superlative form of: unusualintelligent

12 Comparative and Superlative © 2004 www.teachit.co.uk 12 There are some exceptions: happierhappiesthappy Words ending in –y add –ier and -iest

13 Comparative and Superlative © 2004 www.teachit.co.uk 13 cleverercleverest quieterquietest quiet clever Some two-syllable words add –er and –est: clever and quiet add –er and -est sssh or

14 Comparative and Superlative © 2004 www.teachit.co.uk 14 A few three syllable words add –ier and –iest: unhappyunhappierunhappiest unluckyunluckierunluckiest

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

16 Comparative and Superlative © 2004 www.teachit.co.uk 16 A few words change completely in the comparative and superlative: good better best bad worse worst

17 Comparative and Superlative © 2004 www.teachit.co.uk 17 A few words cannot have a comparative or superlative. Why? Because they are already absolute e.g. unique perfect

18 Comparative and Superlative © 2004 www.teachit.co.uk 18 Some for you to try: Find the comparative and superlative of: small popular famous spotless well cruel smallersmallest more popular most popular more famous most famous spotless better best crueller/more cruelcruellest/most cruel


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