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Ppt Comparatives.Ppt

  1. 1. ENGLISH GRAMMAR ADJECTIVES: COMPARATIVES AND SUPERLATIVES
  2. 2. COMPARATIVES We can use comparative adjectives when talking There are two ways about two things (not to make or form a three or more things). comparative In the example below, adjective: quot;biggerquot; is the comparative form of the adjective * short adjectives: A1 add quot;-erquot; * long adjectives: bigquot;: quot; is use quot;morequot; big g e r than A2 .
  3. 3. SHORT ADJECTIVES LONG ADJECTIVES Normal rule: add quot;-erquot; old > older Normal rule: add more than for adjective ends in -e: add adjectives longer -r late > later adjective ends in C+V+C: than 2 syllables. double the last Example: more beautiful than consonant big > bigger if the adjective ends in -y, more intelligent than change the y to i happy > happier
  4. 4. SUPERLATIVE ADJECTIVES Superlatives are used to There are two ways to compare more than two make or form a things. Superlative sentences usually use THE, because superlative there is only one superlative. adjective: Examples: * short adjectives: add · Masami is the tallest quot;-estquot; in the class. * long adjectives: · Yukio is tall, and Jiro is taller, but use quot;the mostquot; Masami is the tallest.
  5. 5. SHORT ADJECTIVES -estquot; Normal rule: add quot; old > the oldest adj. ends in -e: add -r late > the latest adj. ends in C+V+C double the last consonant big > the biggest adj. ends in -y, change the y to i happy > the happiest
  6. 6. EXEPTIONS - VARIATIONS GOOD- BETTER – THE BEST BAD – WORSE - THE WORST FAR – FURTHER – THE FURTHEST
  7. 7. Exercises http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises_list/adjektiv_adverb.htm

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