Which one is better? Comparative and Superlative form  By Prof. José M. Jaramillo S. April 2008
Adjectives Strong Heavy light Slow Fast Tall short weak
Beautiful Empty Small Big Funny Boring Ugly Full
Low High Wet Dry Close Far Short Long
Difficult Easy Light Dark New Old Clean Dirty
Adjectives Can you identify the opposite? Tall  _________________ Interesting  _________________ Fat  _________________ st...
Comparative  How the comparative is formed? Short adjectives add the termination  –er.  (short – short er  long – long er ...
Practice Complete the sentences writing the adjective in comparative form. 1.- Mexico City is ____________________________...
Superlative How the superlative is formed? Short adjectives add the termination  –est.  (short – short est  long – long es...
Now, practice the superlative! Write the comparative and superlative form  of the next adjectives, as the example. Compara...
Answer the questions about your classmates. <ul><li>Who is the tallest in your class? _________________ </li></ul><ul><li>...
Now you are ready to start in your book!
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Comparative And Superlative

  1. 1. Which one is better? Comparative and Superlative form By Prof. José M. Jaramillo S. April 2008
  2. 2. Adjectives Strong Heavy light Slow Fast Tall short weak
  3. 3. Beautiful Empty Small Big Funny Boring Ugly Full
  4. 4. Low High Wet Dry Close Far Short Long
  5. 5. Difficult Easy Light Dark New Old Clean Dirty
  6. 6. Adjectives Can you identify the opposite? Tall _________________ Interesting _________________ Fat _________________ strong _________________ Good _________________ Modern _________________ beautiful __________________ happy _________________ empty __________________ clean _________________ dangerous __________________ lazy _________________ long __________________ new _________________ easy __________________ difficult _________________ bad __________________ far _________________ slow __________________ ugly _________________ short thin bad ugly full safe short difficult good fast boring weak old sad dirty hardworking old easy close beautiful
  7. 7. Comparative How the comparative is formed? Short adjectives add the termination –er. (short – short er long – long er ) My hair is long er than yours Carlos is tall er than Luis Adjectives ending in y , prececed by a consonant, change the for i and add er (craz y – craz ier , ugl y – ugl ier ) Those shoes are uglier than the boots You are laz ier than Marcos Adjectives with more than two syllables write the word more before the adjective (intelligent – more intelligent , beautiful – more beautiful ) Thalia is more attractive than Paulina English is more difficult than Mathematics Irregular adjectives (good – better , bad – worse , far – farther/further ) My school is better than yours Snakes are worse than spiders
  8. 8. Practice Complete the sentences writing the adjective in comparative form. 1.- Mexico City is ______________________________ than Monterrey. Dangerous 2.- Thalia is _______________________________ than Paulina Rubio. Good 3.- My father is ______________________________ than yours. Tall 4.- That house is _____________________________ than this one. Comfortable 5.- Laura is ________________________________ than Karla. Intelligent 6.- An elephant is _______________________________ than a horse. Heavy 7.- Pizzas are ______________________________ to prepare than hamburgers. Easy 8.- My little brother is ______________________________ than me. Short Write the comparative form of the next adjectives. Tall ________________ modern __________________ fat ________________ Funny __________________ good ________________ boring __________________ beautiful ________________ happy __________________ thin ________________ clean __________________ Old ________________ Pretty __________________ clean ________________ Thin __________________ Interesting _______________ far __________________ Dangerous ________________ Easy __________________
  9. 9. Superlative How the superlative is formed? Short adjectives add the termination –est. (short – short est long – long est ) My car is the oldest in the town. Our classroom is the cleanest in the school. Adjectives ending in y , prececed by a consonant, change the for i and add est (craz y – craz iest , ugl y – ugl iest ) My students are the craziest in the school. Marlen is the prettiest in the group. Adjectives with more than two syllables write the words the most before the adjective (intelligent – the most intelligent , beautiful – the most beautiful ) I am the most intelligent of the class. My car is the most expensive in my neighborhood. Irregular adjectives (good – the best , bad – the worst , far – the farthest ) My school is the best of the city Rayados is the worst soccer team
  10. 10. Now, practice the superlative! Write the comparative and superlative form of the next adjectives, as the example. Comparative Superlative Tall ___ taller than ________ ______ the tallest __________ Fat ____________________ _________________________ Good ____________________ _________________________ Beautiful ____________________ _________________________ Happy ____________________ _________________________ Dangerous ____________________ _________________________ Intelligent ____________________ _________________________ Easy ____________________ _________________________ Complete with the superlative form. 1.- Which is the biggest A, B or C? ________________________________________________________ 2.- Which is the heaviest A, B or C? ________________________________________________________ 3.- Which is the smallest A, B, or C? ________________________________________________________ 4.- Who is the most beautiful: La chilindrina, Ninel Conde or Lucero ? ________________________________________________________ 5.- What is the easiest: Mathematics, Biology or Physical Education? ________________________________________________________ a b c
  11. 11. Answer the questions about your classmates. <ul><li>Who is the tallest in your class? _________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Who is the funniest? _________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Who is the shortest? _________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Who is the most intelligent? _________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Who is the most serious? _________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Who is the youngest? _________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Who is the oldest? _________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Who is the best at sports? _________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Who is the worst dancing? _________________ </li></ul>
  12. 12. Now you are ready to start in your book!

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