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Comparative and  Superlative
When we  compare  things we use a different form of the adjective: fat fatter  fattest
<ul><li>We say that fatt er  is the  comparative  form of  fat – we are  comparing  them. </li></ul><ul><li>We say that fa...
Find the  comparative  and  superlative  form of: high
high high er high est
large long warm Find the  comparative  and  superlative  form of:
large larg er larg est long long er long est warm warm er warm est
Sometimes, instead, we use an  extra   word  before the adjective: comfortable more   comfortable most  comfortable
We say that  more  comfortable is the  comparative  form of comfortable – we are comparing them. We say that  most  comfor...
Most  words of  more than one syllable  use  more  and  most What is the  comparative  form of miserable? more  miserable ...
more   unusual most   unusual more   intelligent most   intelligent Find the  comparative  and  superlative  form of: unus...
There are some exceptions: happ ier happ iest happ y <ul><li>Words ending in – y  add – ier  and - iest </li></ul>
clever er clever est quiet er quiet est quiet clever Some  two-syllable words add – er  and – est : <ul><li>clever and qui...
A few  three  syllable words add – ier  and – iest : unhapp y unhapp ier unhapp iest unluck y unluck ier unluck iest
A small group of words can add  - er   and  – est  or use  more   and   most : common gentle pleasant shallow stupid cruel...
A few words change completely in the  comparative  and  superlative : good better best bad worse worst
A few words cannot have a  comparative  or  superlative .   Why? Because they are already absolute e.g. unique perfect
Some for you to try: Find the  comparative  and  superlative  of: small popular famous spotless well cruel small er small ...
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  1. 1. Comparative and Superlative
  2. 2. When we compare things we use a different form of the adjective: fat fatter fattest
  3. 3. <ul><li>We say that fatt er is the comparative form of fat – we are comparing them. </li></ul><ul><li>We say that fatt est is the superlative form of fat. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Find the comparative and superlative form of: high
  5. 5. high high er high est
  6. 6. large long warm Find the comparative and superlative form of:
  7. 7. large larg er larg est long long er long est warm warm er warm est
  8. 8. Sometimes, instead, we use an extra word before the adjective: comfortable more comfortable most comfortable
  9. 9. We say that more comfortable is the comparative form of comfortable – we are comparing them. We say that most comfortable is the superlative form of comfortable.
  10. 10. Most words of more than one syllable use more and most What is the comparative form of miserable? more miserable and the superlative ? most miserable
  11. 11. more unusual most unusual more intelligent most intelligent Find the comparative and superlative form of: unusual intelligent
  12. 12. There are some exceptions: happ ier happ iest happ y <ul><li>Words ending in – y add – ier and - iest </li></ul>
  13. 13. clever er clever est quiet er quiet est quiet clever Some two-syllable words add – er and – est : <ul><li>clever and quiet add – er and - est </li></ul>sssh sssh sssh or
  14. 14. A few three syllable words add – ier and – iest : unhapp y unhapp ier unhapp iest unluck y unluck ier unluck iest
  15. 15. A small group of words can add - er and – est or use more and most : common gentle pleasant shallow stupid cruel narrow polite simple
  16. 16. A few words change completely in the comparative and superlative : good better best bad worse worst
  17. 17. A few words cannot have a comparative or superlative . Why? Because they are already absolute e.g. unique perfect
  18. 18. Some for you to try: Find the comparative and superlative of: small popular famous spotless well cruel small er small est more popular most popular more famous most famous spotless spotless better best cruell er / more cruel cruell est / most cruel
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