Comparative superlative

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Comparative superlative

  1. 1. Comparative and Superlative Adjectives
  2. 2. Comparative and Superlative Adjectives  Comparative adjectives  Superlative adjectives
  3. 3. Comparative adjectives  When do we use them?  We use them to compare TWO objects, people, places…
  4. 4.  How do we use them? Comparative adjectives  There are 5 rules: g Rule 1 g Rule 2 g Rule 3 g Rule 4 g Rule 5 g Summary
  5. 5. g Rule 1 Comparative adjectives Adjectives with 1 syllable add –er. Adj. + -er + than Example: Bart is taller than Maggie.
  6. 6. Comparative adjectives g Rule 2 Adjectives ending –Y change it into -IER. Adj.(-y) Adj.(-ier) + than Example: lazy lazier than Homer is lazier than Lisa.
  7. 7. Comparative adjectives g Rule 3 One syllable adjectives ending with CONSONANT+VOWEL+CONSONANT double the last consonant and add –er. Example: fat fatter than C V C Homer is fatter than Marge x2 consonants
  8. 8. Comparative adjectives g Rule 4 Adjectives with 2 or more syllables add MORE before the adjective. more + adj. (2 or more syllables) + than Example: beautiful more beautiful than Maggie is more beautiful than Mr. Burns.
  9. 9. Comparative adjectives g Rule 5 Irregular adjectives to memorize. good better than bad worse than far farther than / further than much more
  10. 10. Comparative adjectives g Summary Rule… adjective comparative 1. add -er tall small taller than smaller than 2. drop –y, add -er lazy happy lazier than happier than 3. C+V+C = doubles last consonant fat big fatter than bigger than 4. 2 or + syllables add MORE beautiful dangerous more beautiful than more dangerous than 5. Irregular forms (memorize) good bad better than worse than
  11. 11. Superlative adjectives  When do we use them?  We use them to compare ONE object, person, place… in a GROUP.
  12. 12.  How do we use them? Superlative adjectives  There are 5 rules: g Rule 1 g Rule 2 g Rule 3 g Rule 4 g Rule 5 g Summary
  13. 13. g Rule 1 Superlative adjectives Adjectives with 1 syllable add “the… –est”. the + adj. + -est Example: Mr. Burns is the richest in Springfield.
  14. 14. Superlative adjectives g Rule 2 Adjectives ending –Y change it into -IEST. Adj.(-y) the + adj.(-iest) Example: funny the funniest Krusty is the funniest clown in Springfield.
  15. 15. Superlative adjectives g Rule 3 One syllable adjectives ending with CONSONANT+VOWEL+CONSONANT double the last consonant and add –est. Example: fat the fattest C V C Homer is the fattest in the Simpson’s family. x2 consonants
  16. 16. Superlative adjectives g Rule 4 Adjectives with 2 or more syllables add THE MOST before the adjective. the most + adj. (2 or more syllables) Example: dangerous the most dangerous Fat Tony is the most dangerous gangster of the Springfield mafia.
  17. 17. Superlative adjectives g Rule 5 Irregular adjectives to memorize. good the best bad the worst far the farthest / the furthest much the most
  18. 18. Superlative adjectives g Summary Rule… adjective superlative 1. add “the –est” rich long the richest the longest 2.Drop –y, add “the –iest” funny crazy the funniest the craziest 3. C+V+C = doubles last consonant fat big the fattest the biggest 4. 2 or + syllables add THE MOST beautiful dangerous the most beautiful the most dangerous 5. Irregular forms (memorize) good bad the best the worst

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