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  • 1. What is a “comparative form”? Comparative form expresses the idea of ‘more’ fast-er My car is fast. But his car is faster.
  • 2. “Comparative form”? How is a ‘comparative’ form built? one syllable adjectives long er two syllable adjectives ending in -y funnier y ier other two and three syllable adjectives modern more modern irregular adjectives better goodfor example ‘good’ and “bad” worse
  • 3. Spelling note: If the adjective ends in: consonant + vowel + consonant (cvc) double the last consonant before adding “er” big -ger My house is big. But her house is bigger.
  • 4. What is a “superlative form”? Comparative form expresses the idea of ‘most’ fast-est My car is fast. Your car is fast. But his car is the fastest.
  • 5. “Superlative form”? How is a ‘superlative’ form built? one syllable adjectives long est two syllable adjectives ending in -y funny iest other two and three syllable adjectives modern most modern irregular adjectives Bestfor example ‘good’ and good ‘bad’ worst
  • 6. Summary comparison comparative superlative long longer longest funny funnier funniest modern more modern most modern good better The best bad worse The worst
  • 7. Exercise: write the comparativeform List of adjectives hot big thin nice pleasant young short intelligent lovely kind happy attractive exciting pretty unhappy good annoyed careless bad tasty perfect tired upset terrible ugly
  • 8. Check your answersList of adjectives hotter bigger thinner nicer more pleasant younger shorter more intelligent lovelier kinder happier more attractive More exciting prettier unhappier Good better more annoyed more careless bad worse tastier more perfect More Tired more upset more terrible uglier
  • 9. Exercise: write the superlativeform List of adjectives hot big thin nice pleasant young short intelligent lovely kind happy attractive exciting pretty unhappy good annoyed careless bad tasty perfect tired upset terrible ugly
  • 10. Check your answersList of adjectives hottest biggest thinnest nicest the most pleasant youngest shortest the most intelligent loveliest kindest happiest the most attractive The most exciting prettiest unhappiest Good best the most annoyed the most careless bad worst tastiest the most perfect The most Tired the most upset the most terrible ugliest