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Comparative and superlative adjectives
Comparative and superlative adjectives
Comparative and superlative adjectives
Comparative and superlative adjectives
Comparative and superlative adjectives
Comparative and superlative adjectives
Comparative and superlative adjectives
Comparative and superlative adjectives
Comparative and superlative adjectives
Comparative and superlative adjectives
Comparative and superlative adjectives
Comparative and superlative adjectives
Comparative and superlative adjectives
Comparative and superlative adjectives
Comparative and superlative adjectives
Comparative and superlative adjectives
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  • 1. Comparative and Superlative Adjectives Colegio San José La Serena English Area Trainee Teacher: Miss Jocelyn
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  • 3. What are Comparative Adjectives? Comparative adjectives are used to compare the difference between 2 nouns and they are followed by the word THAN Example: Max is old er than Mary
  • 4. Spelling Rules Comparative Adjectives <ul><li>Adjectives of one syllable we add –er to the adjective </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Cold – Cold er </li></ul><ul><li>The Antarctica is cold er than Brazil </li></ul><ul><li> Tall - Tall er </li></ul><ul><li> Peter is tall er than John </li></ul>Peter John
  • 5. <ul><li>Adjective of one syllable with a CVC pattern, we double the consonant and add –er </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>big - big ger </li></ul><ul><li>The blue fish is big ger than the red fish </li></ul><ul><li>sad - sad der </li></ul><ul><li>The cloud is sad der than the sun </li></ul>
  • 6. <ul><li>Adjectives of two syllables that finish in “ y ” we change the “ y ” to “ i ” and add -er   </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>pretty - prett ier </li></ul><ul><li>Princess Aurora is prett ier than Oliva </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>happy - happ ier </li></ul><ul><li>The girl is happ ier than the boy </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  • 7. <ul><li>Adjectives of two or more syllables we add the word more </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>famous =  more famous </li></ul><ul><li>Hannah Montana is more famous than Selena </li></ul><ul><li>interesting =  more interesting </li></ul><ul><li>English is more interesting than History </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  • 8. But there are certain exceptions <ul><li>Irregular adjectives: There isn´t any rule here, so you'll just have to remember them </li></ul><ul><li>Example: good =  better </li></ul><ul><li> bad =  worse </li></ul><ul><li>far = farther </li></ul><ul><li>little = less </li></ul>
  • 9. What are Superlative Adjectives? <ul><li>We use a superlative adjective to describe the extreme quality of one noun in a group of nouns. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Letter A is the big gest </li></ul><ul><li>A b c </li></ul>
  • 10. Spelling Rules Superlative Adjectives <ul><li>Adjectives of one syllable we add before the adjective the word “THE” and we add –est to the adjective. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>Cold – Cold est </li></ul><ul><li>Pinguins live in the coldest place in the world </li></ul><ul><li>Tall - Tall est </li></ul><ul><li>The giraffe is the tallest animal in the jungle </li></ul>
  • 11. <ul><li>Adjective of one syllable with a CVC pattern, we double the consonant and add –est </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>big  =  the big gest </li></ul><ul><li>The Liberty Statue is the biggest statue in the world </li></ul><ul><li>sad = the sad dest </li></ul>
  • 12. <ul><li>Adjectives of two syllables that finish in “ y ” we change the “ y ” to “ i ” and add -est   </li></ul><ul><li>Example: pretty =  the prett iest </li></ul><ul><li>happy =  the happ iest </li></ul><ul><li>busy = the bus iest </li></ul><ul><li>The woman is the busiest of all woman </li></ul>
  • 13. <ul><li>Adjectives of two or more syllables we add </li></ul><ul><li>the most </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>famous =  the most famous </li></ul><ul><li>Britney Spears is the most famous singer in USA </li></ul><ul><li>interesting =  the most interesting </li></ul>
  • 14. But there are certain exceptions <ul><li>Irregular adjectives: There isn´t any rule here, so you'll just have to remember them </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>good =  the best </li></ul><ul><li>Roger Federer is the best tennis player in the world </li></ul><ul><li>bad =  the worst </li></ul><ul><li>far = the farthest </li></ul><ul><li>little = the least </li></ul>
  • 15. Activity
  • 16. Choose the correct answer <ul><li>Our house is …………….than theirs. </li></ul><ul><li>big b. bigger c. biggest </li></ul><ul><li>2. I’m ……………… than my brother </li></ul><ul><li>more taller b. the tallest c. taller </li></ul><ul><li>3. The Grand Canyon is ………………..canyon in the world </li></ul><ul><li>the longest b. longer c. the longer </li></ul><ul><li>4. I am …………….. student in the class </li></ul><ul><li>the goodest b. the best c. gooder </li></ul><ul><li>5. I think that Mathematics is…………………………than English </li></ul><ul><li>More difficult b. difficulter c. difficult </li></ul>bigger taller the longest the best more difficult
  • 17. Activity 2 <ul><li>Look at the picture </li></ul><ul><li>Compare the Donkey, Shrek, Princess and Prince in the chart. </li></ul><ul><li>Write sentences using comparative and superlative forms in your copybook. </li></ul><ul><li>Use the adjectives: tall ,  short , beautiful , ugly , good-looking , thin , fat , intelligent, young, old , romantic , strong </li></ul>
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  • 19. Donkey Shrek Princess Prince Age Weight Height Appearence Intelligence Romance Power

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