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Preview
9-1 Making comparisons with as...as
9-2 Comparative and superlative
9-3 Comparative and superlative forms of adj...
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PREVIEW
short/tall bars
BAR 1 is taller than BAR 3.
BAR 3 is taller than BAR 2.
_____ is the shortest one of all.BAR 2
B...
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9-1 MAKING COMPARISONS WITH AS… AS
Jenn is not as old as Emma.
Emma Jenn
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9-1 MAKING COMPARISONS WITH AS… AS
(a) The boots and shoes are size 11.
The boots are as large as the shoes.
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9-1 MAKING COMPARISONS WITH AS… AS
(a) The boots and shoes are size 11.
The boots are as large as the shoes.
(b) The che...
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9-1 MAKING COMPARISONS WITH AS… AS
(a) The boots and shoes are size 11.
The boots are as large as the shoes.
(b) The che...
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9-1 MAKING COMPARISONS WITH AS… AS
(c) Annapurna is not as high as Everest.
(d) Annapurna isn’t quite as high as Everest...
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9-1 MAKING COMPARISONS WITH AS… AS
(c) Annapurna is not as high as Everest.
(d) Annapurna isn’t quite as high as Everest...
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9-1 MAKING COMPARISONS WITH AS… AS
(c) Annapurna is not as high as Everest.
(d) Annapurna isn’t quite as high as Everest...
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9-1 MAKING COMPARISONS WITH AS… AS
(f) The boots are just as large as the shoes.
(g) The skates are nearly/almost as la...
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9-1 MAKING COMPARISONS WITH AS… AS
(f) The boots are just as large as the shoes.
(g) The skates are nearly/almost as la...
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9-1 LET’S PRACTICE
Cheetah 95 kph
Antelope 95 kph
An antelope can run ___ fast ___ a cheetah.as as
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9-1 LET’S PRACTICE
A leopard can run ______ ___ fast ___ a
cheetah.
as asnearly
Leopard 90 kph Cheetah 95 kph
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9-1 LET’S PRACTICE
A leopard can’t run _______ ___ fast ___
a cheetah.
asasquite
Leopard 90 kph Cheetah 95 kph
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9-2 COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE
A feather is lighter than a brick.
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9-2 COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE
(a) A feather is lighter than a brick.
(b) Feathers and bricks are lighter than
horses ...
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9-2 COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE
(a) A feather is lighter than a brick.
(b) Feathers and bricks are lighter than
horses ...
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9-2 COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE
(d) The purple box is the longest of all the boxes.
superlative one of a group
(e) The ...
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9-2 COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE
(d) The purple box is the longest of all the boxes.
(e) The brown box is the biggest bo...
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9-2 LET’S PRACTICE
Jazz is the more beautiful music in New Orleans.
CORRECT YES
NO
?
most
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9-2 LET’S PRACTICE
The most famous jazz in the world is from
New Orleans.
CORRECT YES
NO
?
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9-2 LET’S PRACTICE
I like jazz more better than rap or salsa.
CORRECT YES
NO
?
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9-3 COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE FORMS OF
ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS
Our company is doing better
than all of our competition...
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9-3 COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE FORMS OF
ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS
ONE-SYLLABLE
ADJECTIVES COMPARATIVE SUPERLATIVE
old
wis...
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9-3 COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE FORMS OF
ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS
TWO-SYLLABLE
ADJECTIVES COMPARATIVE SUPERLATIVE
famous
...
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9-3 COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE FORMS OF
ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS
TWO-SYLLABLE
ADJECTIVES COMPARATIVE SUPERLATIVE
busy
pr...
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9-3 COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE FORMS OF
ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS
TWO-SYLLABLE
ADJECTIVES COMPARATIVE SUPERLATIVE
clever
...
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9-3 COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE FORMS OF
ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS
ADJECTIVES WITH
3 OR MORE SYLLABLES
COMPARATIVE SUPERLA...
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9-3 COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE FORMS OF
ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS
IRREGULAR
ADJECTIVES
COMPARATIVE SUPERLATIVE
good
bad
b...
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9-3 COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE FORMS OF
ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS
-LY ADJECTIVES
COMPARATIVE SUPERLATIVE
carefully
slowly...
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9-3 COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE FORMS OF
ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS
ONE-SYLLABLE
ADVERBS
COMPARATIVE SUPERLATIVE
fast
hard
...
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9-3 COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE FORMS OF
ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS
IRREGULAR
ADVERBS
COMPARATIVE SUPERLATIVE
well
badly
be...
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9-3 LET’S PRACTICE
Greta
Oscar
Greta is messy, but
Oscar is even _______.messier
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9-3 LET’S PRACTICE
The market is four miles from
Rosa’s house and five miles
from my house. I live _______________
from...
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9-3 LET’S PRACTICE
I have many pleasant
memories from childhood.
The _____ _________
memory is going to the
zoo with my...
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9-4 COMPLETING A COMPARATIVE
His hair is
curlier than
her hair.
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9-4 COMPLETING A COMPARATIVE
(a) She’s taller than her husband (is).
(b) She’s taller than he is.
(c) She’s taller than...
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9-4 COMPLETING A COMPARATIVE
(a) She’s taller than her husband (is).
(b) She’s taller than he is.
(c) She’s taller than...
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9-4 COMPLETING A COMPARATIVE
(d) She studies more than he does.
(e) She got a better exam grade than he did.
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9-4 COMPLETING A COMPARATIVE
(d) She studies more than he does.
(e) She got a better grade than he did.
than + subject ...
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9-4 COMPLETING A COMPARATIVE
(f) His hair is curlier than hers.
(g) Her hair is longer than his.
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9-4 COMPLETING A COMPARATIVE
(f) His hair is curlier than Kate’s
(g) Her hair is longer than his.
than possessive prono...
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9-4 LET’S PRACTICE
Mr. Poulos can carry heavy boxes. I can’t.
He is much stronger than ____. (formal)I am
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9-4 LET’S PRACTICE
Mr. Poulos can carry heavy boxes. I can’t.
He is much stronger than I am. (formal)
Mr. Poulos can ca...
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9-4 LET’S PRACTICE
Mr. Poulos can carry heavy boxes. I can’t.
His arms are stronger than _____ are.mine
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9-5 MODIFYING COMPARATIVES
Mr. Poulos is very strong.
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9-5 MODIFYING COMPARATIVES
(a) My car is very old.
(b) They walk very slowly on icy sidewalks.
very adjectives
very adv...
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9-5 MODIFYING COMPARATIVES
(c) INCORRECT: My car is very older than yours.
very comparative adjectives
very comparative...
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9-5 MODIFYING COMPARATIVES
(d) Erina is much smarter than I am.
Erina is a lot smarter than I am.
Erina is far smarter ...
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9-5 MODIFYING COMPARATIVES
(f) Jake reads a little bit faster than I do.
Jake reads a little bit faster than me. (infor...
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9-5 LET’S PRACTICE
very
much
Trees are _____ more colorful
in the spring than in the winter.
much
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9-5 LET’S PRACTICE
very
a lot
The weather is ____ warmer
in the spring than in the winter.
a lot
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9-5 LET’S PRACTICE
very
far
The weather can be ____
warm in the spring.
very
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9-6 COMPARISONS WITH LESS…THAN AND NOT
AS… AS
Miko is not as happy as Amanda.
Miko
Amanda
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9-6 COMPARISONS WITH LESS…THAN AND NOT
AS… AS
(a) A toy is less educational than a book.
(b) A toy is not as educationa...
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9-6 COMPARISONS WITH LESS…THAN AND NOT
AS… AS
(c) A child is not as wise as an adult.
(d) INCORRECT: A child is less wi...
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9-6 LET’S PRACTICE
less…than
not as…as
A lion cub is ______ old ____ a mama lion.not as as
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9-6 LET’S PRACTICE
less…than
not as…as
A lion cub is _____ strong ____ a mama lion.not as as
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9-7 UNCLEAR COMPARISONS
Mindy likes music better
than her mother.
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9-7 UNCLEAR COMPARISONS
UNCLEAR
(a) Mindy likes music better than her mother.
CLEAR
(b) Mindy likes music better than h...
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9-7 UNCLEAR COMPARISONS
UNCLEAR
(a) Mindy likes music better than her mother.
CLEAR
(b) Mindy likes music better than h...
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9-7 LET’S PRACTICE
UNCLEAR:
He likes tennis more
than his dad.
CLEAR:
He likes tennis more than
his dad does.
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9-7 LET’S PRACTICE
UNCLEAR:
She hugs her toys more
than her brother.
CLEAR:
She hugs her toys more
than she does her br...
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9-8 USING MORE WITH NOUNS
A rugby player gets more
injuries than a tennis player.
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9-8 USING MORE WITH NOUNS
(a) Would you
like more
salad ?
(b) Only more
tomatoes,
please.
more with nouns
additional
th...
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(c) There are more computers than people
in the world.
more + nouns + than complete
comparisons
9-8 USING MORE WITH NOU...
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(d) Have you had enough
salad, or would you like
some more?
when meaning
clear
more by itself
9-8 USING MORE WITH NOUNS
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9-8 LET’S PRACTICE
-er
more
That store has so many shoes!
It has ____________ than
any other store.
more (shoes)
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9-8 LET’S PRACTICE
-er
more
His closet is so messy.
It is ________ than
everyone else’s closet.
messier
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9-8 LET’S PRACTICE
-er
more
Bill has had two accidents.
He should try to drive
____________.more carefully
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9-9 REPEATING A COMPARATIVE
That baby gets cuter and
cuter every day.
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9-9 REPEATING A COMPARATIVE
(a) My workload got heavier and heavier.
(b) My headache got more and more painful.
idea of...
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9-9 LET’S PRACTICE
Her sneezes are getting
_________ and ________
to stop.
smaller
better
harder
harder harder
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9-9 LET’S PRACTICE
smaller
better
harder
Mindy is playing the piano
______ and ______
each day.
better better
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9-9 LET’S PRACTICE
smaller
better
harder
With airplane travel, the world
seems to get _______ and
________ every year.s...
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9-10 USING DOUBLE COMPARATIVES
The more you practice, the
better you will play.
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9-10 USING DOUBLE COMPARATIVES
(a) The more I learn, the more I want to know.
(b) The colder the weather, the better my...
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9-10 USING DOUBLE COMPARATIVES
Sure. The more,
the merrier.
(d) Should we ask
Annie to sit with
us?
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9-10 USING DOUBLE COMPARATIVES
(d) Should we
ask Annie to sit
with us?
(e) When?
Sure. The more, the
merrier.
two commo...
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9-10 LET’S PRACTICE
If the food is tasty, we eat more.
The tastier the food, ______________the more we eat.
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9-10 LET’S PRACTICE
Good tools make a job easier.
The better the tools,
_______________the easier the job.
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9-10 LET’S PRACTICE
Big poles catch big fish.
________________,
_______________.
The bigger the pole
the bigger the fish
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9-11 USING SUPERLATIVES
Cape Town is one of the
prettiest cities in Africa.
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9-11 USING SUPERLATIVES
(a) Cape Town is one of the prettiest cities in
Africa.
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9-11 USING SUPERLATIVES
(a) Cape Town is one of the most beautiful
cities in Africa.
(b) My friend Mary is the most tal...
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9-11 USING SUPERLATIVES
(a) Cape Town is one of the most beautiful
cities in Africa.
(b) My friend Mary is the most tal...
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9-11 USING SUPERLATIVES
(a) Cape Town is one of the most beautiful
cities in Africa.
(b) Mary Poulos is the most talent...
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9-11 USING SUPERLATIVES
(d) Bradley went to three Italian cities. He said
that Venice was the least expensive of all.
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9-11 USING SUPERLATIVES
(d) Bradley went to three Italian cities. He said
that Venice was the least expensive of all.
t...
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9-11 USING SUPERLATIVES
(e) Cape Town is one of the best places to surf.
(f) One of the best places to surf is Cape Tow...
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9-11 USING SUPERLATIVES
(e) Cape Town is one of the best places to surf.
(f) One of the best places to surf is Cape Tow...
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9-11 LET’S PRACTICE
Judy is happy. She is the
________ person ___ our class.happiest in
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9-11 LET’S PRACTICE
I like all the seasons, but spring is
the ______ (season) ____ all.best of
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9-11 LET’S PRACTICE
_____ ___ the most majestic _________
in the world ___ Mt. Everest.
ofOne mountains
is
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9-12 USING THE SAME, SIMILAR, DIFFERENT, LIKE,
ALIKE
My sisters look alike. My brother
looks similar to my dad. My mom
...
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9-12 USING THE SAME, SIMILAR, DIFFERENT, LIKE,
ALIKE
(a) Albert and Andrea take the same classes.
(b) Gina and Tony tak...
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9-12 USING THE SAME, SIMILAR, DIFFERENT, LIKE,
ALIKE
(g) My class is the same as yours.
(h) My class is similar to your...
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9-12 USING THE SAME, SIMILAR, DIFFERENT, LIKE,
ALIKE
(j) She takes the same as Jeff
does.
Jeff likes the same as she
do...
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9-12 USING THE SAME, SIMILAR, DIFFERENT, LIKE,
ALIKE
(k) Her bike is like his bike.
(l) Her bike and his bike are alike...
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9-12 USING THE SAME, SIMILAR, DIFFERENT, LIKE,
ALIKE
(m) That looks like my car.
It looks like snow.
This pillow feels...
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9-12 USING THE SAME, SIMILAR, DIFFERENT, LIKE,
ALIKE
(n) You and he look alike.
They think alike.
Those siblings somet...
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9-12 LET’S PRACTICE
the same
different
similar
The little girls are playing dress-up.
Their outfits look _________.sim...
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9-12 LET’S PRACTICE
Alligators and crocodiles look ________, but
they are really __________ animals.
alike
different
l...
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9-12 LET’S PRACTICE
These telephones may look __________,
but one can call _________ number as
the other.
different
th...
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  1. 1. 1 Preview 9-1 Making comparisons with as...as 9-2 Comparative and superlative 9-3 Comparative and superlative forms of adjectives... 9-4 Completing a comparative 9-5 Modifying comparatives 9-6 Comparisons with less...than and not as...as 9-7 Unclear comparisons 9-8 Using more with nouns 9-9 Repeating a comparative 9-10 Using double comparatives 9-11 Using superlatives 9-12 Using the same, similar, different, like, alike CONTENTS
  2. 2. 2 PREVIEW short/tall bars BAR 1 is taller than BAR 3. BAR 3 is taller than BAR 2. _____ is the shortest one of all.BAR 2 BAR 1 is shorter than _____.BAR 4
  3. 3. 3 9-1 MAKING COMPARISONS WITH AS… AS Jenn is not as old as Emma. Emma Jenn
  4. 4. 4 9-1 MAKING COMPARISONS WITH AS… AS (a) The boots and shoes are size 11. The boots are as large as the shoes.
  5. 5. 5 9-1 MAKING COMPARISONS WITH AS… AS (a) The boots and shoes are size 11. The boots are as large as the shoes. (b) The chef cuts the onion as finely as he can.
  6. 6. 6 9-1 MAKING COMPARISONS WITH AS… AS (a) The boots and shoes are size 11. The boots are as large as the shoes. (b) The chef cuts the onion as finely as he can. As…as parts are equal or same as + adjective + as as + adverb + as
  7. 7. 7 9-1 MAKING COMPARISONS WITH AS… AS (c) Annapurna is not as high as Everest. (d) Annapurna isn’t quite as high as Everest. Annapurna – 8,091 m.Everest - 8,848 m.
  8. 8. 8 9-1 MAKING COMPARISONS WITH AS… AS (c) Annapurna is not as high as Everest. (d) Annapurna isn’t quite as high as Everest. (e) Fuji isn’t nearly as high as Everest. Everest - 8,848 m. Fuji – 3,776 m.
  9. 9. 9 9-1 MAKING COMPARISONS WITH AS… AS (c) Annapurna is not as high as Everest. (d) Annapurna isn’t quite as high as Everest. (e) Fuji isn’t nearly as high as Everest. not as…as negative form not quite as…as small difference not nearly as…as big difference
  10. 10. 10 9-1 MAKING COMPARISONS WITH AS… AS (f) The boots are just as large as the shoes. (g) The skates are nearly/almost as large as the shoes. size 11 size 11 size 10
  11. 11. 11 9-1 MAKING COMPARISONS WITH AS… AS (f) The boots are just as large as the shoes. (g) The skates are nearly/almost as large as the shoes. just = “exactly” nearly/almost common modifiers of as…as
  12. 12. 12 9-1 LET’S PRACTICE Cheetah 95 kph Antelope 95 kph An antelope can run ___ fast ___ a cheetah.as as
  13. 13. 13 9-1 LET’S PRACTICE A leopard can run ______ ___ fast ___ a cheetah. as asnearly Leopard 90 kph Cheetah 95 kph
  14. 14. 14 9-1 LET’S PRACTICE A leopard can’t run _______ ___ fast ___ a cheetah. asasquite Leopard 90 kph Cheetah 95 kph
  15. 15. 15 9-2 COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE A feather is lighter than a brick.
  16. 16. 16 9-2 COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE (a) A feather is lighter than a brick. (b) Feathers and bricks are lighter than horses and trucks. (c) Horses are more beautiful than trucks.
  17. 17. 17 9-2 COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE (a) A feather is lighter than a brick. (b) Feathers and bricks are lighter than horses and trucks. (c) A horse is more beautiful than a truck. comparative + than
  18. 18. 18 9-2 COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE (d) The purple box is the longest of all the boxes. superlative one of a group (e) The brown box is the biggest box in the group.
  19. 19. 19 9-2 COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE (d) The purple box is the longest of all the boxes. (e) The brown box is the biggest box in the group. Everest - 8,848 m. (f) Everest is the most massive mountain in the world. -est or most the + superlative superlative
  20. 20. 20 9-2 LET’S PRACTICE Jazz is the more beautiful music in New Orleans. CORRECT YES NO ? most
  21. 21. 21 9-2 LET’S PRACTICE The most famous jazz in the world is from New Orleans. CORRECT YES NO ?
  22. 22. 22 9-2 LET’S PRACTICE I like jazz more better than rap or salsa. CORRECT YES NO ?
  23. 23. 23 9-3 COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE FORMS OF ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS Our company is doing better than all of our competition. We are the best!
  24. 24. 24 9-3 COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE FORMS OF ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS ONE-SYLLABLE ADJECTIVES COMPARATIVE SUPERLATIVE old wise older wiser the oldest the wisest add –er add –est
  25. 25. 25 9-3 COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE FORMS OF ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS TWO-SYLLABLE ADJECTIVES COMPARATIVE SUPERLATIVE famous pleasant more famous more pleasant the most famous the most pleasant use more use the most
  26. 26. 26 9-3 COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE FORMS OF ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS TWO-SYLLABLE ADJECTIVES COMPARATIVE SUPERLATIVE busy pretty busier prettier the busiest the prettiest add –er add –est end in -y change -y to -i
  27. 27. 27 9-3 COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE FORMS OF ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS TWO-SYLLABLE ADJECTIVES COMPARATIVE SUPERLATIVE clever gentle cleverer more clever gentler more gentle the cleverest the most clever the gentlest the most gentle can use either friendly friendlier more friendly the friendliest the most friendly
  28. 28. 28 9-3 COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE FORMS OF ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS ADJECTIVES WITH 3 OR MORE SYLLABLES COMPARATIVE SUPERLATIVE important fascinating more important more fascinating the most important the most fascinating use more use the most
  29. 29. 29 9-3 COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE FORMS OF ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS IRREGULAR ADJECTIVES COMPARATIVE SUPERLATIVE good bad better worse the best the worst irregular irregular
  30. 30. 30 9-3 COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE FORMS OF ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS -LY ADJECTIVES COMPARATIVE SUPERLATIVE carefully slowly more carefully more slowly the most carefully the most slowly use more use the most
  31. 31. 31 9-3 COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE FORMS OF ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS ONE-SYLLABLE ADVERBS COMPARATIVE SUPERLATIVE fast hard faster harder the fastest the hardest use -er use -est
  32. 32. 32 9-3 COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE FORMS OF ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS IRREGULAR ADVERBS COMPARATIVE SUPERLATIVE well badly better worse the best the worst irregular irregular far farther/further the farthest/furthest
  33. 33. 33 9-3 LET’S PRACTICE Greta Oscar Greta is messy, but Oscar is even _______.messier
  34. 34. 34 9-3 LET’S PRACTICE The market is four miles from Rosa’s house and five miles from my house. I live _______________ from the market than Rosa does. farther (or further)
  35. 35. 35 9-3 LET’S PRACTICE I have many pleasant memories from childhood. The _____ _________ memory is going to the zoo with my grandfather. most pleasant
  36. 36. 36 9-4 COMPLETING A COMPARATIVE His hair is curlier than her hair.
  37. 37. 37 9-4 COMPLETING A COMPARATIVE (a) She’s taller than her husband (is). (b) She’s taller than he is. (c) She’s taller than him.
  38. 38. 38 9-4 COMPLETING A COMPARATIVE (a) She’s taller than her husband (is). (b) She’s taller than he is. (c) She’s taller than him. formal English than subject pronoun informal English than object pronoun
  39. 39. 39 9-4 COMPLETING A COMPARATIVE (d) She studies more than he does. (e) She got a better exam grade than he did.
  40. 40. 40 9-4 COMPLETING A COMPARATIVE (d) She studies more than he does. (e) She got a better grade than he did. than + subject auxiliary verb
  41. 41. 41 9-4 COMPLETING A COMPARATIVE (f) His hair is curlier than hers. (g) Her hair is longer than his.
  42. 42. 42 9-4 COMPLETING A COMPARATIVE (f) His hair is curlier than Kate’s (g) Her hair is longer than his. than possessive pronoun
  43. 43. 43 9-4 LET’S PRACTICE Mr. Poulos can carry heavy boxes. I can’t. He is much stronger than ____. (formal)I am
  44. 44. 44 9-4 LET’S PRACTICE Mr. Poulos can carry heavy boxes. I can’t. He is much stronger than I am. (formal) Mr. Poulos can carry heavy boxes. I can’t. He is much stronger than ____. (informal)me
  45. 45. 45 9-4 LET’S PRACTICE Mr. Poulos can carry heavy boxes. I can’t. His arms are stronger than _____ are.mine
  46. 46. 46 9-5 MODIFYING COMPARATIVES Mr. Poulos is very strong.
  47. 47. 47 9-5 MODIFYING COMPARATIVES (a) My car is very old. (b) They walk very slowly on icy sidewalks. very adjectives very adverbs
  48. 48. 48 9-5 MODIFYING COMPARATIVES (c) INCORRECT: My car is very older than yours. very comparative adjectives very comparative adverbs INCORRECT: They walk very more slowly on icy sidewalks at night.
  49. 49. 49 9-5 MODIFYING COMPARATIVES (d) Erina is much smarter than I am. Erina is a lot smarter than I am. Erina is far smarter than I am. (e) Dan reads much faster than he used to. Dan reads a lot faster than he used to. Dan reads far faster than he used to. much, a lot, far comparative adjectives comparative adverbs
  50. 50. 50 9-5 MODIFYING COMPARATIVES (f) Jake reads a little bit faster than I do. Jake reads a little bit faster than me. (informal) another common modifier
  51. 51. 51 9-5 LET’S PRACTICE very much Trees are _____ more colorful in the spring than in the winter. much
  52. 52. 52 9-5 LET’S PRACTICE very a lot The weather is ____ warmer in the spring than in the winter. a lot
  53. 53. 53 9-5 LET’S PRACTICE very far The weather can be ____ warm in the spring. very
  54. 54. 54 9-6 COMPARISONS WITH LESS…THAN AND NOT AS… AS Miko is not as happy as Amanda. Miko Amanda
  55. 55. 55 9-6 COMPARISONS WITH LESS…THAN AND NOT AS… AS (a) A toy is less educational than a book. (b) A toy is not as educational as a book. (a) & (b) = same meaning
  56. 56. 56 9-6 COMPARISONS WITH LESS…THAN AND NOT AS… AS (c) A child is not as wise as an adult. (d) INCORRECT: A child is less wise than an adult. only not as … as one-syllable adjectives or adverbs
  57. 57. 57 9-6 LET’S PRACTICE less…than not as…as A lion cub is ______ old ____ a mama lion.not as as
  58. 58. 58 9-6 LET’S PRACTICE less…than not as…as A lion cub is _____ strong ____ a mama lion.not as as
  59. 59. 59 9-7 UNCLEAR COMPARISONS Mindy likes music better than her mother.
  60. 60. 60 9-7 UNCLEAR COMPARISONS UNCLEAR (a) Mindy likes music better than her mother. CLEAR (b) Mindy likes music better than her mother does. (c) Mindy likes music better than she does her mother.
  61. 61. 61 9-7 UNCLEAR COMPARISONS UNCLEAR (a) Mindy likes music better than her mother. CLEAR (b) Mindy likes music better than her mother does. does means “likes music” (c) Mindy likes music better than she does her mother. does means “likes”
  62. 62. 62 9-7 LET’S PRACTICE UNCLEAR: He likes tennis more than his dad. CLEAR: He likes tennis more than his dad does.
  63. 63. 63 9-7 LET’S PRACTICE UNCLEAR: She hugs her toys more than her brother. CLEAR: She hugs her toys more than she does her brother.
  64. 64. 64 9-8 USING MORE WITH NOUNS A rugby player gets more injuries than a tennis player.
  65. 65. 65 9-8 USING MORE WITH NOUNS (a) Would you like more salad ? (b) Only more tomatoes, please. more with nouns additional than not necessary
  66. 66. 66 (c) There are more computers than people in the world. more + nouns + than complete comparisons 9-8 USING MORE WITH NOUNS
  67. 67. 67 (d) Have you had enough salad, or would you like some more? when meaning clear more by itself 9-8 USING MORE WITH NOUNS
  68. 68. 68 9-8 LET’S PRACTICE -er more That store has so many shoes! It has ____________ than any other store. more (shoes)
  69. 69. 69 9-8 LET’S PRACTICE -er more His closet is so messy. It is ________ than everyone else’s closet. messier
  70. 70. 70 9-8 LET’S PRACTICE -er more Bill has had two accidents. He should try to drive ____________.more carefully
  71. 71. 71 9-9 REPEATING A COMPARATIVE That baby gets cuter and cuter every day.
  72. 72. 72 9-9 REPEATING A COMPARATIVE (a) My workload got heavier and heavier. (b) My headache got more and more painful. idea of increasing in:  intensity  quality  quantity
  73. 73. 73 9-9 LET’S PRACTICE Her sneezes are getting _________ and ________ to stop. smaller better harder harder harder
  74. 74. 74 9-9 LET’S PRACTICE smaller better harder Mindy is playing the piano ______ and ______ each day. better better
  75. 75. 75 9-9 LET’S PRACTICE smaller better harder With airplane travel, the world seems to get _______ and ________ every year.smaller smaller
  76. 76. 76 9-10 USING DOUBLE COMPARATIVES The more you practice, the better you will play.
  77. 77. 77 9-10 USING DOUBLE COMPARATIVES (a) The more I learn, the more I want to know. (b) The colder the weather, the better my dog likes it. (c) The longer the line, the better the restaurant. 1st part: reason 2nd part: result 2 parts both begin with the
  78. 78. 78 9-10 USING DOUBLE COMPARATIVES Sure. The more, the merrier. (d) Should we ask Annie to sit with us?
  79. 79. 79 9-10 USING DOUBLE COMPARATIVES (d) Should we ask Annie to sit with us? (e) When? Sure. The more, the merrier. two common expressions: Having more people is more fun. It is good to ask her as soon as we can. The sooner the better.
  80. 80. 80 9-10 LET’S PRACTICE If the food is tasty, we eat more. The tastier the food, ______________the more we eat.
  81. 81. 81 9-10 LET’S PRACTICE Good tools make a job easier. The better the tools, _______________the easier the job.
  82. 82. 82 9-10 LET’S PRACTICE Big poles catch big fish. ________________, _______________. The bigger the pole the bigger the fish
  83. 83. 83 9-11 USING SUPERLATIVES Cape Town is one of the prettiest cities in Africa.
  84. 84. 84 9-11 USING SUPERLATIVES (a) Cape Town is one of the prettiest cities in Africa.
  85. 85. 85 9-11 USING SUPERLATIVES (a) Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in Africa. (b) My friend Mary is the most talented artist I know.
  86. 86. 86 9-11 USING SUPERLATIVES (a) Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in Africa. (b) My friend Mary is the most talented artist I know. (c) I’ve had many jobs in my life. Being a teacher is the best (job) of all.
  87. 87. 87 9-11 USING SUPERLATIVES (a) Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in Africa. (b) Mary Poulos is the most talented artist I know. (c) I’ve had many jobs in my life. Being a teacher is the best (job) of all. superlative + in a place superlative + adjective clause superlative + of all
  88. 88. 88 9-11 USING SUPERLATIVES (d) Bradley went to three Italian cities. He said that Venice was the least expensive of all.
  89. 89. 89 9-11 USING SUPERLATIVES (d) Bradley went to three Italian cities. He said that Venice was the least expensive of all. the least the most opposites
  90. 90. 90 9-11 USING SUPERLATIVES (e) Cape Town is one of the best places to surf. (f) One of the best places to surf is Cape Town.
  91. 91. 91 9-11 USING SUPERLATIVES (e) Cape Town is one of the best places to surf. (f) One of the best places to surf is Cape Town. one of + PLURAL noun (+ SINGULAR verb)
  92. 92. 92 9-11 LET’S PRACTICE Judy is happy. She is the ________ person ___ our class.happiest in
  93. 93. 93 9-11 LET’S PRACTICE I like all the seasons, but spring is the ______ (season) ____ all.best of
  94. 94. 94 9-11 LET’S PRACTICE _____ ___ the most majestic _________ in the world ___ Mt. Everest. ofOne mountains is
  95. 95. 95 9-12 USING THE SAME, SIMILAR, DIFFERENT, LIKE, ALIKE My sisters look alike. My brother looks similar to my dad. My mom looks different from all of us.
  96. 96. 96 9-12 USING THE SAME, SIMILAR, DIFFERENT, LIKE, ALIKE (a) Albert and Andrea take the same classes. (b) Gina and Tony take similar classes. (c) Rajiv and Omar take different classes. (d) Their classes are the same. (e) Their classes are similar. (f) Their classes are different. the same similar different used as adjectives
  97. 97. 97 9-12 USING THE SAME, SIMILAR, DIFFERENT, LIKE, ALIKE (g) My class is the same as yours. (h) My class is similar to yours. (i) My class is different from yours. the same + as similar + to different + from
  98. 98. 98 9-12 USING THE SAME, SIMILAR, DIFFERENT, LIKE, ALIKE (j) She takes the same as Jeff does. Jeff likes the same as she does. classes teachers the same + noun + as
  99. 99. 99 9-12 USING THE SAME, SIMILAR, DIFFERENT, LIKE, ALIKE (k) Her bike is like his bike. (l) Her bike and his bike are alike. noun + be like + noun noun and noun + be alike
  100. 100. 100 9-12 USING THE SAME, SIMILAR, DIFFERENT, LIKE, ALIKE (m) That looks like my car. It looks like snow. This pillow feels like feathers. Your perfume smells like spring. This snake meat tastes like chicken. You are acting like a child. This seems like an interesting class. verbs (senses) like
  101. 101. 101 9-12 USING THE SAME, SIMILAR, DIFFERENT, LIKE, ALIKE (n) You and he look alike. They think alike. Those siblings sometimes act alike. You and your brother talk alike. Sometimes twins dress alike. some verbs alike
  102. 102. 102 9-12 LET’S PRACTICE the same different similar The little girls are playing dress-up. Their outfits look _________.similar
  103. 103. 103 9-12 LET’S PRACTICE Alligators and crocodiles look ________, but they are really __________ animals. alike different like different alike
  104. 104. 104 9-12 LET’S PRACTICE These telephones may look __________, but one can call _________ number as the other. different the same the same different similar
  105. 105. 105105 PHOTO CREDITS Images used under license from: • Shutterstock, Inc. • Clipart, Inc. Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education and its licensors. All rights reserved.
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