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  • 1. Big and Small
    Making Comparisons
    in English
  • 2. Paris is a beautiful city.
  • 3. Antwerp is a beautiful city, too.
  • 4. SECOND COURSE GRAMMAR-FIRST THEME
    Comparative and superlative forms of adjectives
  • 5.
  • 6. Which one is higher?
    Tabby cat
    The tabby cat is higher than the orange cat.
    For many adjectives, you can use their opposites to make more sentences!
    For example, the opposite of high is low.
    The orange cat is lower than the tabby cat.
    Orange cat
  • 7. Which cat is longer?
    The cat on the right is longer than the cat on the left.
    For long words we use more (more beautiful) and for short words we add the -er ending
    (long -> longer)
    the cat on the left
    the cat on the right
  • 8. What is a noun?
    Where you are:
    Contents
    Noun
    Adjective
    Syllable
    Comparatives
    Superlatives
    Comparison
    Practice
    Help
    Dictionary
    Noun is a word which refers to a thing, person, activity, place etc.
    car
    reading
    street
    teacher
  • 9. What is an adjective?
    Where you are:
    Contents
    Noun
    Adjective
    Syllable
    Comparatives
    Superlatives
    Comparison
    Practice
    Help
    Dictionary
    Adjective is a word which describes a noun
    adjectives
    noun
    big
    car
    fast
    expensive
  • 10. What is a syllable?
    Where you are:
    Contents
    Noun
    Adjective
    Syllable
    Comparatives
    Superlatives
    Comparison
    Practice
    Help
    Dictionary
    Syllable is a part of a word containing vowel sound
    read
    ing
    read
    ing
    1st syllable
    2nd syllable
  • 11. Syllables – examples
    Where you are:
    Contents
    Noun
    Adjective
    Syllable
    Comparatives
    Superlatives
    Comparison
    Practice
    Help
    Dictionary
    1. One-syllable adjectives
    fast
    big
    cheap
    long
    2. Two-syllable adjectives
    hap
    py
    cra
    zy
    dir
    ty
    3. Three-syllable adjectives
    im
    por
    tant
    won
    der
    ful
  • 12. KINDS OF ADJECTIVES
    Demonstrative:this, that, these, thoseDISTRIBUTIVE:EACH, EVERY, EITHERQUANTITATIVE:SOME, ANY, NO, FEW, LITTLE,MANY, MUCH,INTERROGATIVE:WHICH, WHAT, WHOSEPOSSESSIVES:MY, ,YOUR, HIS,OF QUALITY: CLEVER, SHY, FAT, GOLDEN, ……Adjectives in english have the same form for singular and plural, masculine and feminine
  • 13. comparisons
    Where you are:
    Contents
    Noun
    Adjective
    Syllable
    Comparatives
    Superlatives
    Comparison
    Help
    Dictionary
    Degrees of comparison:
    POSITIVE: DARK, TALL, USEFUL
    COMPARATIVE. DARKER,TALLER, MORE USEFUL
    SUPERLATIVE THE DARKEST, THE TALLEST,
    SAMENESS John is as tall as Peter
    I have as many friends as you
    He has as much money as me.
    INFERIORITY I have fewer friends than you
    He has less money than me
  • 14. SAMENESS-COMPARING TWO THINGS OR PEOPLE
    WE USE:
    VERB “TO BE”+AS+ADJECTIVE+AS TO SAY IN WHAT WAY TWO THINGS OR PEOPLE ARE THE SAME
    • David is as clever as Bob
    • 15. David isn’t as clever as Bob/David isn’t so clever as Bob
    • 16. VERB “TO HAVE”+AS MANY+COUNTABLE NOUN +as+…….
    • 17.  I have as many books as you have
    • 18. Verb “to have”+as much + uncountable noun + as+……
    • 19. He has got as much money as her.
  • ComparisonsVerb “to have got” + “more”+ countable or uncountable noun+ than+……
    VERB “TO BE”+ COMPARATIVE FORM+THAN+……
    Where you are:
    C0MPARISONS
    .
  • 20. Where you are
    COMPARISONS THREE SYLLABLES
  • 21. Where you are
    COMPARISONS
    Two syllables
  • 22.
  • 23. Watch and listen for
    Better
    Greater
    Higher
    Softer
    Faster
    Longer
    Wear better
    Sweeter
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    Machinima is a combination of the words Machine + Cinema.
    It’s a way of making movies by using video games. In this example, the video game is World of Warcraft.