Comparative and Superlative




             Comparative
                              and
               Superlative

   ...
Comparative and Superlative



          When we compare things we use a
           different form of the adjective:




 ...
Comparative and Superlative




  •We say that fatter is the comparative form of
            fat – we are comparing them.
...
Comparative and Superlative



               Find the comparative and
                  superlative form of:

           ...
Comparative and Superlative




                                       highest
                              higher
      ...
Comparative and Superlative



               Find the comparative and
                  superlative form of:



         ...
Comparative and Superlative




large                  larger   largest



long                   longer   longest




war...
Comparative and Superlative



        Sometimes, instead, we use an extra
           word before the adjective:

        ...
Comparative and Superlative




          We say that more comfortable is the
        comparative form of comfortable – we...
Comparative and Superlative


 Most words of more than one syllable use more and most


           What is the comparative...
Comparative and Superlative




          Find the comparative and superlative form of:



        unusual                ...
Comparative and Superlative




           There are some exceptions:
          • Words ending in –y add –ier and -iest


...
Comparative and Superlative



   Some two-syllable words add –er and –est:
                • clever and quiet add –er and...
Comparative and Superlative




   A few three syllable words add –ier and –iest:



      unhappy                 unhappi...
Comparative and Superlative




           A small group of words can add
          -er and –est or use more and most:

  ...
Comparative and Superlative



             A few words change completely in the
                 comparative and superlat...
Comparative and Superlative



 A few words cannot have a comparative or superlative.

                              Why?
...
Comparative and Superlative



                        Some for you to try:
            Find the comparative and superlati...
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  1. 1. Comparative and Superlative Comparative and Superlative 1
  2. 2. Comparative and Superlative When we compare things we use a different form of the adjective: fat fatter fattest 2
  3. 3. Comparative and Superlative •We say that fatter is the comparative form of fat – we are comparing them. •We say that fattest is the superlative form of fat. 3
  4. 4. Comparative and Superlative Find the comparative and superlative form of: high 4
  5. 5. Comparative and Superlative highest higher high 5
  6. 6. Comparative and Superlative Find the comparative and superlative form of: large long warm 6
  7. 7. Comparative and Superlative large larger largest long longer longest warm warmer warmest 7
  8. 8. Comparative and Superlative Sometimes, instead, we use an extra word before the adjective: more most comfortable comfortable comfortable 8
  9. 9. Comparative and Superlative 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. 9
  10. 10. Comparative and Superlative Most words of more than one syllable use more and most What is the comparative form of miserable? and the superlative? more miserable most miserable 10
  11. 11. Comparative and Superlative Find the comparative and superlative form of: unusual intelligent more unusual more intelligent most unusual most intelligent 11
  12. 12. Comparative and Superlative There are some exceptions: • Words ending in –y add –ier and -iest happy happier happiest 12
  13. 13. Comparative and Superlative Some two-syllable words add –er and –est: • clever and quiet add –er and -est sssh sssh quieter sssh quietest quiet or clever cleverer cleveres t 13
  14. 14. Comparative and Superlative A few three syllable words add –ier and –iest: unhappy unhappier unhappiest unlucky unluckier unluckiest 14
  15. 15. Comparative and Superlative A small group of words can add -er and –est or use more and most: common narrow stupid pleasant cruel polite gentle shallow simple 15
  16. 16. Comparative and Superlative A few words change completely in the comparative and superlative: good bad better worse best worst 16
  17. 17. Comparative and Superlative A few words cannot have a comparative or superlative. Why? Because they are already absolute e.g. unique perfect 17
  18. 18. Comparative and Superlative Some for you to try: Find the comparative and superlative of: small smaller smallest popular more popular most popular famous more famous most famous spotless spotless spotless well better best cruel crueller/more cruellest/most cruel cruel 18
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