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Comparatives & Superlatives
Day One
What’s your function? <ul><li>A comparative compares two items. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>nicer, cooler, meaner </li></ul></ul...
Grammar Warm-up <ul><li>Write  one comparative sentence   and   one superlative sentence  for each adjective listed below:...
Day Two
Comparatives & Superlatives as Adverbs <ul><li>The comparative will modify verbs that compare the  actions  of two items. ...
Examples <ul><li>Frank will arrive  early  in the morning. (positive or basic form) </li></ul><ul><li>Josh arrived  earlie...
Grammar Warm-up <ul><li>Write an eight word sentence that has an adverb  far  in the sixth position. (1 min) </li></ul><ul...
Grammar Warm-Up (cont.) <ul><li>Write an eleven word sentence that has the adverb  farthest  in the sixth position. (1 min...
Day Three
<ul><li>What is the comparative form of the adjective  slow ? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the superlative form of the adject...
Did You Know… <ul><li>Adjectives or adverbs that have two or more syllables sometimes require  more  or  most  to make the...
<ul><li>What is the comparative form of the adjective  ferocious ? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the superlative form of the a...
Grammar Warm-Ups <ul><li>Write three sentences in which the adverb  quickly  is used as a positive (or basic form) in the ...
Day Four
Grammar Warm-up <ul><li>Write as much as you can, as well as you can, about a day spent trapped in a Mickey Mouse costume ...
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  1. 1. Comparatives & Superlatives
  2. 2. Day One
  3. 3. What’s your function? <ul><li>A comparative compares two items. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>nicer, cooler, meaner </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A superlative compares three items. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>nicest, coolest, meanest </li></ul></ul><ul><li>They can be used as adjectives. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Grammar Warm-up <ul><li>Write one comparative sentence and one superlative sentence for each adjective listed below: </li></ul>(5 minutes) good much long great fast small
  5. 5. Day Two
  6. 6. Comparatives & Superlatives as Adverbs <ul><li>The comparative will modify verbs that compare the actions of two items. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>earlier, farther </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The superlative will modify verbs that compare the actions of three or more items. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>earliest, farthest </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Examples <ul><li>Frank will arrive early in the morning. (positive or basic form) </li></ul><ul><li>Josh arrived earlier in the morning. (comparative) </li></ul><ul><li>Samuel arrived the earliest to the concert. (superlative) </li></ul><ul><li>*Superlatives can also modify adjectives that compare qualities. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Grammar Warm-up <ul><li>Write an eight word sentence that has an adverb far in the sixth position. (1 min) </li></ul><ul><li>Write a ten word sentence that has the adverb farther in the fourth position and the conjunction than in the fifth position. (1 min) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Grammar Warm-Up (cont.) <ul><li>Write an eleven word sentence that has the adverb farthest in the sixth position. (1 min) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Day Three
  11. 11. <ul><li>What is the comparative form of the adjective slow ? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the superlative form of the adjective slow ? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the comparative form of the adverb slowly ? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the superlative form of the adverb slowly ? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Did You Know… <ul><li>Adjectives or adverbs that have two or more syllables sometimes require more or most to make the comparative and superlative forms. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>What is the comparative form of the adjective ferocious ? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the superlative form of the adjective ferocious ? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the comparative form of the adverb ferociously ? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the superlative form of the adverb ferociously ? </li></ul>
  14. 14. Grammar Warm-Ups <ul><li>Write three sentences in which the adverb quickly is used as a positive (or basic form) in the first sentence, a comparative in the second sentence, and a superlative in the third. </li></ul><ul><li>Then write three sentences in which the adjective famous is used instead of the adverb quickly . (5 min) </li></ul>
  15. 15. Day Four
  16. 16. Grammar Warm-up <ul><li>Write as much as you can, as well as you can, about a day spent trapped in a Mickey Mouse costume at Disneyland. You must include the following adjectives and adverbs in your writing: </li></ul>* Good is an adjective; well is an adverb. Better and best may be used as adjectives or adverbs. two times well three times best three times better two times good
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