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1 Comparative and Superlative Adjectives Adjectives Used to Compare
2 Comparative Adjectives are used to compare TWO nouns. To make a one syllable adjective into comparative adjective, just add –er.EXAMPLES: tall = taller smart = smarterMrs. Jones is tall, but Mrs. Holloway is taller.
3 Superlative Adjectives are used to compare THREE or more nouns. EXAMPLES: tall = tallest smart = smartestMrs. Jones and Mrs. Holloway are tall, but Mrs.Miller is the tallest of all the third grade teachers.
4 Rules to UseIf an adjective is two syllables, and the second syllable is unstressed, OR ends with –y, -le, or er,just add –er or –estEXAMPLES: quiet = quieter quietesthappy = happier happiest
5 Just a few more rules.If the adjective is three syllables or more, use the word more before it to make it comparative and most before it to make it superlative.EXAMPLES: beautiful = more beautiful most beautifuldifficult = more difficult most difficultIf a two syllable adjective ends with–ing, -ed, -ful, and –less, follow the rules above.EXAMPLES: tired = more tired most tiredboring = more boring most boring
6 Simple Huh? No, really it is simple. Use your common sense. Do not make words too long by adding another syllable.Just try it.
7 Fill in the Table big calm interesting tidy rich intelligent strange ADJECTIVECOMPARATIVESUPERLATIVEbigcalminterestingtidyrichintelligentstrange
8 What’s next you ask yourself????? You guessed it.IRREGULAR ADJECTIVES!Irregular adjectives just do not follow the rules. They are words like… good, bad, and far.To make these words compare you must change the spelling.good better bestbad worse worstfar farther farthest