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Degrees of Adjectives  Divided into 2 degrees: COMPARATIVE: equality inferiority superiority SUPERLATIVE:inferiority superiority.

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1 Degrees of Adjectives  Divided into 2 degrees: COMPARATIVE: equality inferiority superiority SUPERLATIVE:inferiority superiority

2 COMPARATIVE OF SUPERIORITY  For all adjectives with one syllable  For adjectives with two syllables which end in OW, ER, LE, Y (adjective + ER) THAN mais do que JOHN IS RICHER THAN PAUL.

3 COMPARATIVE OF SUPERIORITY T TODAY IS HOTTER THAN YESTERDAY. I SUSAN WAS PRETTIER THAN BETTY. TODAY THE SKY IS GREYER THAN YESTERDAY.

4 COMPARATIVE OF SUPERIORITY  COLD → COLDER G  BIG → BIGGER  LARGE → LARGER  NARROW → NARROWER  CLEVER → CLEVERER  GENTLE → GENTLER

5 COMPARATIVE OF SUPERIORITY  For adjectives with more than two syllables MORE adjective THAN mais do que

6 COMPARATIVE OF SUPERIORITY THE BOOK IS MORE INTERESTING THAN THE FILM. YOUR BROTHER IS MORE HANDSOME THAN JOHN.

7 COMPARATIVE OF SUPERIORITY SPECIAL CASES ADJECTIVES Comparative of superiority GOOD → BETTER THAN BAD → WORSE THAN FAR → FARTHER THAN FURTHER THAN

8 SUPERLATIVE OF SUPERIORITY  For all adjectives with one or two syllables THE (adjective + EST) O,A,(s)mais JOHN IS THE RICHEST GUY OF THE CITY.

9 SUPERLATIVE OF SUPERIORITY TEST YESTERDAY WAS THE HOTTEST DAY OF THE WEEK. THIS IS THE EASIEST EXERCISE OF THE BOOK. ARE YOU THE SMARTEST IN YOUR GROUP?

10 SUPERLATIVE OF SUPERIORITY  COLD → COLDEST G  BIG → BIGGEST  LARGE → LARGEST  NARROW → NARROWEST  CLEVER → CLEVEREST I  PRETTY → PRETTIEST

11 SUPERLATIVE OF SUPERIORITY  For adjectives with more than two syllables THE MOST adjective O,A,(s) mais

12 SUPERLATIVE OF SUPERIORITY MICHEL IS THE MOST SKILLFUL AT COMPUTING. HE IS THE MOST CARELESS DRIVER THAT I’VE EVER KNOWN.

13 SUPERLATIVE OF SUPERIORITY SPECIAL CASES ADJECTIVES Superlative of superiority GOOD → THE BEST BAD → THE WORST FAR → THE FARTHEST THE FURTHEST

14 EXERCISES Fill in the correct form of the words in brackets (comparative or superlative). 1. My house is __________________(big) than yours. 2. This flower is ______________ (pretty)than that one. 3. Non-smokers usually live __________________(long) than smokers. 4. Who is the __________________(rich) woman on earth? 5. He was the __________________(clever) thief of all. 6. New York is __________________(big) Paris. 7. English milk is __________________(strong) French milk. 8. An elephant is __________________(heavy) a fly. 9. A Mini is __________________(cheap) a Jaguar. 10. Rugby is __________________(funny) than football. 11. Mary is the __________________ (pretty) of all. 12. Tom is the __________________ (tall) of class. 13. They are the __________________ (ugly) boys in the world. 14. Susan is __________________ (happy) than Bob.


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