Comparatives and superlativesPresentation Transcript
John is absolutely terrified! He’s been readingthe news about the air controllers strike and he’safraid that the same will happen at Christmas.He has to fly to Germany on 22nd December.What would you do? Why?
He’s thought about it and …he’s decided he’s going by plane because:• It is more comfortable than the train.• It is much cheaper than the bus.• It is better for the environment.• It is definitely the quickest way to go to Germany.
He’s thought about it and …he’s decided he’s going by plane because:• It is more comfortable than the train.• It is cheaper than the bus.• It is better for the environment.• It is definitely the quickest way to go to Germany.
COMPARATIVES (to compare two things/ac1ons) Adj/adv + -‐er + than The bus is quicker than the bus / She speaks louder than you.+ more + adj/adv + than A kayak is more exciting than a boat / A turtle walks more slowly than other animals. as + adj/adv + as = I’m as good as you at chess / She thinks as clearly as she speaks. less + adj/adv + than – This lesson is less difficult than the last one.
SUPERLATIVES (to compare more than two things) The + adj/adv -‐est She’s the best student in class.Which queue is going the quickest?The most/least + adj/adv Parachuting is the most dangerous sport I’ve ever practised.This book is the least difficult to understand.
NOTES Irregular forms: You normally use the before superla1ves, but you can also use Good/well – be+er – the best possessive adjec1ves: Bad/badly – worse – the worst My best friend / their most famous songFar – further – the furthest Afer than or as we can use: -‐ An object pronoun, e.g. me, him, her, etc. -‐ Or a subject pronoun + auxiliary verb She’s taller than me OR she’s taller than I am But NOT she’s taller than I.
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