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Comparatives

  1. 1. 1 Comparatives
  2. 2. 2 One Syllabe Adjetives ● Form the comparative forms of a one-syllable adjective by adding –er. ● Mary is taller than Max. ● Mary is older than Jhon. One Syllabe Adjective Comparative form Tall Taller old older long longer
  3. 3. 3 One Syllabe Adjetives ● If the one-syllable adjective ends with an e, just add –r. ● Mary's car is larger than Max's car ● Mary is wiser than her brother. One Syllabe Adjective Comparative form large larger wise wiser
  4. 4. 4 One Syllabe Adjetives ● If the one-syllable adjective ends with a single consonant with a vowel before it, double the consonant and add –er ● My Dog is bigger than your dog ● Max is thinner than Jhon One Syllabe Adjective Comparative form big bigger thin thinner fat fatter
  5. 5. 5 Two-syllable adjectives ● With most two-syllable adjectives, is necessary use the word “more”. ● This afternoon is more peaceful than yesterday afternoon ● Max is more careful than Jhon Two Syllabe Adjective Comparative form peaceful More peaceful pleasant More pleasant careful More careful
  6. 6. 6 Two-syllable adjectives ● If the two-syllable adjectives ends with –y, change the y to i and add –er. ● Jhon is happier today than he was yesterday. ● Max is angrier than Mary Two Syllabe Adjective Comparative form happy happier angry angrier busy busier
  7. 7. 7 Two-syllable adjectives ● Two-syllable adjectives ending in –er, -le, or –ow take – er ● Big dogs are gentler than small dogs Two Syllabe Adjective Comparative form narrow narrower gentle gentler
  8. 8. 8 Adjectives with three or more syllables. ● For adjectives with three syllables or more, is necessary use the word “more”. ● Jhon is more generous than Jack ● Health is more important than money Adjective with three or more syllabes Comparative form generous More generous important More important intelligent More intelligent
  9. 9. 9 Exceptions ● Italian food is better than american food Adjective Comparative form good better bad worse far farther little less many more
  10. 10. 10 Exceptions ● Two-syllable adjectives that follow two rules. These adjectives can be used with -er ● The big dogs are gentler than small dogs ● The big dogs are more gentle than small dogs Adjective Comparative form Comparative form clever cleverer More clever gentler gentlerer More gentler friendly friendlier More friendly quiet quieter More quiet simple simpler More simple Polite politer More polite

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