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Comparative and superlative forms of adjectives CARLOS VEGA
What is an adjective?Adjective is a word which describes a noun adjectives noun big fast car expensive
What is a syllable?Syllable is a part of a word containing vowel sound read ing read ing 1st syllable 2nd syllable
Syllables – examples 1. One-syllable adjectives fast big tall long 2. Two-syllable adjectives happy crazy dirty3. Three-syllable adjectivesimportant wonderful
How do we make a comparative? If the adjective has got one syllable fast-er My car is fast. But his car is faster.
SpellingAdjectives endingCVC: double theconsonant big-ger My house is big. But my brother’s house is bigger than my house.
“Comparative form” How is a ‘comparative’ form built?one syllable adjectives long ertwo syllable adjectives ending in -y funnier y ier other two and three syllable adjectives modern more modern irregular adjectives for example ‘good’ good better
Change of ‘y’ into ‘i’We want the comparative form of the adjective ‘funny’ funny +er yi funnier funn +ier
Long adjectivesExpensive BeautifulKatherine Zeta Johns is morebeautiful than Britney Spears.Gold is more expensive thansilver.
What is a “superlative form”?Compartive form expresses the idea of ‘most’ fast-est My car is fast. Your car is fast. But his car is the fastest.
“Superlative form” How is a ‘superlative’ form built?one syllable adjectives long esttwo syllable adjectives ending in -ly funny iest other two and three syllable adjectives modern most modern irregular adjectives for example ‘good’ good best
Summary comparison comparative superlativelong longer longestfunny funnier funniestmodern more modern most moderngood better best