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  • 1. Comparative and Superlative Comparative and Superlative 1
  • 2. Comparative and Superlative When we compare things we use a different form of the adjective: fatter fat 2 fattest
  • 3. Comparative and Superlative •We say that fatter is the comparative form of fat – we are comparing them. •We say that fattest is the superlative form of fat. 3
  • 4. Comparative and Superlative Find the comparative and superlative form of: high 4
  • 5. Comparative and Superlative highest higher high 5
  • 6. Comparative and Superlative Find the comparative and superlative form of: large 6 long warm
  • 7. Comparative and Superlative large larger largest long longer longest warm warmer warmest 7
  • 8. Comparative and Superlative Sometimes, instead, we use an extra word before the adjective: more comfortable comfortable 8 most comfortable
  • 9. Comparative and Superlative We say that more comfortable is the comparative form of comfortable – we are comparing them. We say that most comfortable is the superlative form of comfortable. 9
  • 10. Comparative and Superlative Most words of more than one syllable use more and most What is the comparative form of miserable? and the superlative? more miserable 10 most miserable
  • 11. Comparative and Superlative Find the comparative and superlative form of: unusual intelligent more unusual more intelligent most unusual most intelligent 11
  • 12. Comparative and Superlative There are some exceptions: • Words ending in –y add –ier and -iest happy happier 12 happiest
  • 13. Comparative and Superlative Some two-syllable words add –er and –est: • clever and quiet add –er and -est sssh sssh quieter quiet sssh quietest or clever cleverer 13 cleveres t
  • 14. Comparative and Superlative A few three syllable words add –ier and –iest: unhappy unhappier unhappiest unlucky unluckier unluckiest 14
  • 15. Comparative and Superlative A small group of words can add -er and –est or use more and most: common stupid narrow cruel gentle 15 polite shallow pleasant simple
  • 16. Comparative and Superlative A few words change completely in the comparative and superlative: good bad better worse best worst 16
  • 17. Comparative and Superlative A few words cannot have a comparative or superlative. Why? Because they are already absolute e.g. unique 17 perfect
  • 18. Comparative and Superlative Some for you to try: Find the comparative and superlative of: small smaller smallest popular more popular most popular famous more famous most famous spotless spotless spotless well better best cruel crueller/more cruel cruellest/most cruel 18

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