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Comparatives &superlatives
Comparatives &superlatives
Comparatives &superlatives
Comparatives &superlatives
Comparatives &superlatives
Comparatives &superlatives
Comparatives &superlatives
Comparatives &superlatives
Comparatives &superlatives
Comparatives &superlatives
Comparatives &superlatives
Comparatives &superlatives
Comparatives &superlatives
Comparatives &superlatives
Comparatives &superlatives
Comparatives &superlatives
Comparatives &superlatives
Comparatives &superlatives
Comparatives &superlatives
Comparatives &superlatives
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Comparatives &superlatives

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Use of Comparatives and Superlatives

Use of Comparatives and Superlatives

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  • 1. Comparisions:Using the same (as), similar (to) and Different (from) Laura and Marie are the same
  • 2. The same (as) • Laura and Marie are the same. • Laura is the same as Marie
  • 3. Similar (to) • Peter and Laura are similar • Peter is similar to Laura
  • 4. Different (from) • Paul and Laura are different • Paul is different from Laura
  • 5. Let´s practiceD is different from A • The same (as) • Similar (to) • Different (from)
  • 6. Let´s practice • The same (as)C is similar to F • Similar (to) • Different (from)
  • 7. Let´s practice • The same (as)B is the same E • Similar (to) • Different (from)
  • 8. The comparative: Using ER and More Nicola is taller than Peter• We use Comparative when we compare two people or things.• Losts of the Comparative adjectives end in ER
  • 9. The comparative: Using ER and More(a)Nicola is taller than Bashir.(b) Happiness is more important than money.
  • 10. Forming Comparative and Superlative AdjectivesOne-syllable adjectives.Form the comparative and superlative forms of a one-syllable adjective by adding –er for the comparative form and –est for the superlative. One-Syllable Comparative Superlative Adjective Form Form •Mary is taller than Max. tall taller tallest •Mary is the tallest of all the students. old older oldest long longer longestMax is older than John. My hair is longer than your hair. Maxs story is the longest story Ive ever heard.
  • 11. Forming Comparative and Superlative AdjectivesIf the one-syllable adjective ends with an e, just add –r for thecomparative form and –st for the superlative form. One-Syllable Comparativ Adjective with Superlative Form e Form Final -e large larger largest wise wiser wisest Marys car is larger than Maxs car. Marys house is the tallest of all the houses on the block. Max is wiser than his brother. Max is the wisest person I know
  • 12. Forming Comparative and Superlative AdjectivesIf the one-syllable adjective ends with a single consonant with a vowel before it,double the consonant and add –er for the comparative form;and double the consonant and add –est for the superlative form. One-Syllable Adjective Ending with a Single Consonant with a Single Comparative Form Superlative Form Vowel before It big bigger biggest thin thinner thinnest fat fatter fattest •My dog is bigger than your dog. •My dog is the biggest of all the dogs in the neighborhood. •Max is thinner than John. •Of all the students in the class, Max is the thinnest. •My mother is fatter than your mother. •Mary is the fattest person Ive ever seen.
  • 13. Forming Comparative and Superlative AdjectivesTwo-syllable adjectives.With most two-syllable adjectives, you form the comparativewith more and the superlative with most. Two-Syllable Comparative Superlative Form Adjective Form peaceful more peaceful most peaceful pleasant more pleasant most pleasant careful more careful most careful This morning is more peaceful than yesterday morning. Maxs house in the mountains is the most peaceful in the world. Max is more careful than Mike.
  • 14. Forming Comparative and Superlative AdjectivesIf the two-syllable adjectives ends with –y, change the y to i and add –er forthe comparative form. For the superlative form change the y to i and add –est. Two-Syllable Comparative Adjective Ending Superlative Form Form with -y happy happier happiest angry angrier angriest busy busier busiest •John is happier today than he was yesterday. •John is the happiest boy in the world. •Max is angrier than Mary. •Of all of Johns victims, Max is the angriest. •Mary is busier than Max.
  • 15. Forming Comparative and Superlative Adjectives Exceptions. Irregular adjectives. Irregular Comparative SuperlativeAdjective Form Formgood better bestbad worse worstfar farther farthestlittle less leastmany more most •Italian food is better than American food. •My dog is the best dog in the world. •My mothers cooking is worse than your mothers cooking. •Of all the students in the class, Max is the worst.
  • 16. Let s PracticeComparative: My brother is older than me.Superlative: Grandpa is the oldest of all
  • 17. Let s Practice tallJustine is taller than Paris.Ivana is the tallest of all the sisters.
  • 18. expensive A Motorcycle is more expensive A car is theA good bicycle is most expensiveexpensive of all.
  • 19. heavy A horse is heavier than a dog.An elephant is the heaviest of all.
  • 20. Comparative:Jamie works more quickly than Pat. Superlative:Ben works the most quickly of all

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