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Comparatives

  1. 1. COMPARATIVES
  2. 2. 1 SYLLABLE ADJECTIVES ADD - er Comparative Soft Softer than Cheap Cheaper than Sweet Sweeter than Thin Thinner than
  3. 3. SPELLING RULES <ul><li>One syllable adjective that end in CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant), the last consonant is doubled: thin -> thinner, big -> bigger. </li></ul><ul><li>If an adjective ends in –e…: wide -> wider. </li></ul><ul><li>If an adjective ends in consonat + y…: dry  drier. </li></ul>
  4. 4. TWO SYLLABLE ADJECTIVES <ul><li>two syllable adjectives which end in –y, -ow, -le, -er add –er/er. </li></ul>Comparative healthy Healthier than easy Easier than narrow narrower than simple simpler than
  5. 5. TWO SYLLABLE ADJECTIVES <ul><li>Other two syllable adjectives always form the comparative with more: </li></ul>Comparative Worried More worried than Famous More famous than Boring More boring than
  6. 6. THREE SYLLABLE ADJECTIVES <ul><li>Adjectives with three or more syllables always form the comparative and with MORE …. THAN : </li></ul>Comparative Dangerous More dangerous than Difficult More difficult than
  7. 7. IRREGULAR ADJECTIVES Comparative good better than bad worse than far farther/further than
  8. 8. USE OF COMPARATIVES <ul><li>Comparatives are followed by than: </li></ul><ul><li>Totana is bigger than Alhama. </li></ul><ul><li>Alhama is smaller than Murcia. </li></ul><ul><li>A shark is more dangerous than a cat. </li></ul>

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