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English In motion 4 July grammar and vocabulary review Saint Louis School English Department Carlos Schwerter Garc í a
Comparatives and superlatives Comparatives are used to compare two things. You can use sentences with “than”, or you can use a conjunction like “but”. Jiro is taller than Yukio. Yukio is tall, but Jiro is taller. Superlatives are used to compare more than two things. Superlative sentences usually use “the”, because there is only one superlative. Masami is the tallest in the class. Yukio is tall, and Jiro is taller, but Masami is the tallest.
Comparatives and superlatives One-syllable Adjectives To form the comparative, we add -er to the end of the adjective. To form the superlative, we add -est to the end of the adjective.
How to use Sense Verbs When describing how someone (or something) looks, feels, sounds tastes or smells, we use adjectives. Look, feel, sound taste and smell are all sense verbs. Here are some examples of sense verbs in action: "You look angry." "Her perfume smells nice." "I feel tired." The simple rule is: subject + sense verb + adjective. When we want to describe a subject using a noun, we must use like: "She looks like a cat.“ "This shampoo smells like coconut.“ "It feels like an oven in this room! Open a window."