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  • 1. Our objective is 1.To use ‘ er ’ and ‘ est ’ with comparative or superlative words
  • 2. long
  • 3. long long er long long long er than the long est
  • 4. tall
  • 5. tall Tall er than the tall est
  • 6. strong
  • 7. strong Strong er than The strong est
  • 8. C O M P A R A T I V E S
    • TO COMPARE ONE OR MORE ADJECTIVES or ADVERBS
  • 9. Comparative form of ADJECTIVES : MORE CARELESS LESS INTELLIGENT INTELLIGENT CARELESS + MORE - LESS 3 SYLLABLES AND MORE BI GG ER/ THI NN ER LUCK IER / HAPP IER B IG / TH IN LUCK Y / HAPP Y DOUBLE CONSONANT Y IER Ending in VOWEL + CONSONANT TWO SYLLABLE ENDING in Y TALL ER / LONG ER TALL / LONG + ER ONE SYLLABLE COMPARATIVE example adjective
  • 10. COMPARING WITH IRREGULAR ADJECTIVES BETTER WORSE FARTHER/ FURTHER MORE LESS OLDER/ ELDER WORSE BETTER GOOD BAD FAR MANY/ MUCH A LITTLE OLD ILL WELL COMPARATIVE EXAMPLE
  • 11. Comparative form of ADVERBS : BETTER WORSE FARTHER WELL BADLY FAR IRREGULAR ADVERBS Faster/ harder Earlier / later FAST/ HARD EARLY/ LATE + -ER EXCEPTIONS MORE quickly MORE intelligently QUICKLY INTELLIGENTLY MORE + MOST ADVERBS comparative EXAMPLES
  • 12. SOME EXAMPLES OF ADVERBS HE finished it MORE QUICKLY THAN I could. She answered MORE INTELLIGEN TL Y THAN I could She writes BETTER THAN Shakespeare !
  • 13. COMPARATIVE ADJECTIVES and ADVERBS + THAN ex: MY NEIGHBOUR’S CAR IS FASTER THAN MINE THESE STUDENTS ARE MORE PUNCTUAL THAN THOSE We can use THAN + OBJECT PRONOUN or THAN + SUBJECT + VERB Ex : she is taller than ME or she is taller than I AM Comparative adjectives do not always occur with THAN Ex:She prefers older boys older wines are better
  • 14. SUPERLATIVES MOST EXPENSIVE MOST INTELLIGENT EXPENSIVE INTELLIGENT +MOST THREE SYLLABLES AND MORE BIG GEST / THIN NEST LUCK IEST HAPP IEST BIG/ THIN LUCKY HAPPY DOULE CONSONANT -Y -IEST ENDING IN CONSONANT- VOWEL- CONSONANT 2 SYLLABLES ENDING IN -Y TALL EST / LONG EST TALL/ LONG +EST ONE SYLLABLE SUPERLATIVE EXAMPLES ADJECTICE
  • 15. SUPERLATIVES with IRREGULAR ADJECTIVES BEST WORST FARTHEST MOST OLDEST WORST GOOD BAD FAR MANY/ MUCH OLD ILL SUPERLATIVE example

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