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Touchstone 3 a unit 3

  1. 1. TOUCHSTONE 3A UNIT 3 WONDERS OF TEH WORLD
  2. 2. SUPERLATIVES  In general, there are three ways to compare nouns: the comparison of equality (as...as), the comparison of inequality (more/less than), and the superlative (the most/least). This reference describes the last form of the comparisons, superlatives, how to form it, and when to use it.  The superlative is used to say what thing, person, or idea has the most of a particular quality within a group or of its kind.
  3. 3. FORMING THE SUPERLATIVE Form Rule Words of one syllable ending in 'e'. Add -st to the end of the word. For example wide - widest The Amazon River is the widest river in the world. Words of one syllable, with one vowel and one consonant at the end. Double the consonant and add est to the end of the word. big - biggest In 2010 a dog called Giant George was given the title of the biggest dog in the world. Words of one syllable, with more than one vowel or more than one consonant at the end. Add - est to the end of the word. high - highest Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the word. (But it isn't the tallest mountain in the world.) Words of two syllables, ending in 'y'. Change 'y' to 'i', and add -est to the end of the word. happy - happiest In 2013 Australia was named the happiest country in the world. Words of two syllables or more, not ending in 'y'. Place 'the most' before the adjective. beautiful - the most beautiful Some people say that the Maldives have the most beautiful beaches in the world.
  4. 4. Don't forget that some adjectives are irregular:   'good' becomes 'the best' 'bad' becomes 'the worst' 'far' becomes 'the furthest' EXAMPLES  "Jill is the best student in the class ."  "Jack is the worst student in the class."  "In our solar system the planet Pluto is the furthest planet from the Sun."
  5. 5. ADJETIVES  Adjectives are words that describe or modify another person or thing in the sentence. The Articles — a, an, and the — are adjectives. the tall professor  the lugubrious lieutenant  a solid commitment  a month's pay  a six-year-old child  the unhappiest, richest man 
  6. 6. Position of Adjectives Degrees of Adjectives Anyone capable of doing something horrible to someone nice should be punished.  Something wicked this way comes.   Adjectives can express degrees of modification:  Gladys is a rich woman, but Josie is richer than Gladys, and Sadie is the richest woman in town.
  7. 7. ADJECTIVES Positive Comparative Superlative Irregular Comparative and Superlative Forms good rich richer richest lovely lovelier loveliest beautiful more beautiful most beautiful better best bad worse worst little less least much many some more most far further furthest

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