Comparatives & superlatives

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    1. 1. Comparative and superlative forms of adjectives
    2. 2. What is an adjective? <ul><li>Adjective is a word which describes a noun </li></ul>fast big expensive car adjectives noun Where you are: Contents Noun Adjective Syllable Comparatives Superlatives Comparison Practice Help Dictionary Back
    3. 3. What is a syllable ? <ul><li>Syllable is a part of a word containing vowel sound </li></ul>read ing read ing 1 st syllable 2nd syllable Where you are: Contents Noun Adjective Syllable Comparatives Superlatives Comparison Practice Help Dictionary Back
    4. 4. Syllables – examples <ul><li>1. One-syllable adjectives </li></ul>2. Two-syllable adjectives 3. Three-syllable adjectives fast big tall long hap im py cra zy dir ty por tant won der ful Where you are: Contents Noun Adjective Syllable Comparatives Superlatives Comparison Practice Help Dictionary Back
    5. 5. How do we make a comparative? <ul><li>If the adjective has got one syllable </li></ul>fast -er My car is fast. But his car is faster. Where you are: Contents Noun Adjective Syllable Comparatives Superlatives Comparison Practice Help Dictionary Back
    6. 6. <ul><li>Spelling </li></ul>big - g er My house is big . But my brother’s house is bigger than my house . Where you are: Contents Noun Adjective Syllable Comparatives Superlatives Comparison Practice Help Dictionary Back Adjectives ending CVC: double the consonant
    7. 7. “ Comparative form” <ul><li>How is a ‘ comparative ’ form built? </li></ul>good modern long er one syllable adjectives two syllable adjectives ending in -y funn other two and three syllable adjectives irregular adjectives for example ‘good’  Where you are: Contents Noun Adjective Syllable Comparatives Superlatives Comparison Practice Help Dictionary Back y ier modern more better
    8. 8. Change of ‘y’ into ‘i’ Where you are: Contents Noun Adjective Syllable Comparatives Superlatives Comparison Practice Help Dictionary Back funny +er y  i funn +ier funnier We want the comparative form of the adjective ‘funny’
    9. 9. Specifying Where you are: Contents Noun Adjective Syllable Comparatives Superlatives Comparison Practice Help Dictionary Back This shop is a bit cheaper than the other . a bit much My son is much more intelligent than yours .
    10. 10. What is a “ superlative form”? <ul><li>Comaprative form expresses the idea of ‘most’ </li></ul>fast -est My car is fast. Your car is fast. But his car is the fastest. Where you are: Contents Noun Adjective Syllable Comparatives Superlatives Comparison Practice Help Dictionary Back
    11. 11. “ Superlative form” <ul><li>How is a ‘superl ative ’ form built? </li></ul>y long est one syllable adjectives two syllable adjectives ending in -ly funn other two and three syllable adjectives irregular adjectives for example ‘good’ Where you are: Contents Noun Adjective Syllable Comparatives Superlatives Comparison Practice Help Dictionary Back iest  modern modern most good best
    12. 12. Summary comparison long est iest funn modern most best long er iest funn modern more better long funny modern good comparative superlative Where you are: Contents Noun Adjective Syllable Comparatives Superlatives Comparison Practice Help Dictionary Back
    13. 13. Irregular comparatives furthest further good bad far comparative superlative Where you are: Contents Noun Adjective Syllable Comparatives Superlatives Comparison Practice Help Dictionary Back better best worse worst
    14. 14. Exercises Where you are: Contents Noun Adjective Syllable Comparatives Superlatives Comparison Practice Help Dictionary Back <ul><li>List of adjectives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>hot big thin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>nice dangerous young </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>short intelligent lovely </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>kind happy attractive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>cheap small clean </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>exciting pretty unhappy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>good annoyed safe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>bad expensive tired </li></ul></ul>

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