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modifying comparisons.ppt
Superlative adjectives
• We use ‘the’ + superlative adjective to say which is the biggest,
strongest, tallest, etc. in a group.
Superlative adjectives
MODIFYING
COMPARISONS
as + adjective + as (+)
not as + adjective + as (-)
Angela is as imaginative as
Greg.
I am not as tired as I was last
week.
Walking is as fast as taking a
bus.
Algebra is as difficult as

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modifying comparisons.ppt

  • 4. Superlative adjectives • We use ‘the’ + superlative adjective to say which is the biggest, strongest, tallest, etc. in a group. Superlative adjectives
  • 6. as + adjective + as (+) not as + adjective + as (-) Angela is as imaginative as Greg. I am not as tired as I was last week. Walking is as fast as taking a bus. Algebra is as difficult as
  • 7. A big difference: much, a lot, far + comparative Sales in July were much higher than sales in June. She’s a lot taller than you. This one’s far more expensive than the blue one.
  • 8. A small difference: slightly, a little, a bit, not much + comparative Sales in August were slightly lower than sales in July. You’re a bit younger than me. These are not much more expensive than those.
  • 9. A big difference in the same group of people/things: by far + the+ superlative Maria is by far the most responsible employee in the company.
  • 10. A tiny or no difference: exactly, more or less, roughly + the same + as He’s exactly the same age as me. ( No difference) The figures for December are more or less the same as the figures for November. (a tiny difference)
  • 11. Increasing (+)/decreasing (-): comparative + and +comparative The weather is getting colder and colder. As she gets older, she becomes more and more impatient.
  • 12. the + comparative ..., the + comparative The more I exercise, the fitter I get. The more I eat, the fatter I get.
  • 13. one of the + comparative; It would be + comparative + for + ..... than; prefer + sth+ to + sth; I’d sooner +verb+ than;  It is one of the cheaper restaurants in the city.  It would be better suited for a bigger group than an intimate supper.  In warm seasons I prefer running to aerobics.  I’d sooner die than have to go through all
  • 14. as vs. like as though/ as if  as + a noun; Peter works as a doctor.  like + in order to make a comparison; He works like a farm horse.  as though/if + in order to make comparison; She looks as if she is going to be sick / she knew what is going to happen.
  • 15. Correct the sentences 1. They are quicker doing this as I am. 2. I got there more easier than everyone else. 3. They are not as good at using a computer than me. 4. I don’t think this novel is so good than his last one. 5. I ate pretty the same much as the last time I went to this restaurant.
  • 16. 6. The longer I sit here, less I feel like moving. 7. 7. I prefer Tarantino’s films than Oliver Stone’s. 8. 8. He ran as the wind. 9. 9. He has worked like a clerk for the same bank for most of his life. 10. 10. They seemed as they didn’t really understand what was going on.
  • 17. Fill in the gaps. 1. She looks much the _____ did ten years ago. 2. The longer I study _____ I realise what an interesting language it is. 3. I don’t spend _____ money as my husband. 4. I’d sooner have ten ______ children at all.
  • 18. I’ve always preferred classical music (1) ____ pop music. I’d much (2) ______ listen to a forty- five-minute symphony (3) ______ a three-minute song. Pop songs seem (4)____ less interesting, harmonically and melodically, and the insistent, repetitive drumming is about (5)____ much fun (6)______ banging your head against the wall.
  • 19. Resources  http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/grammar- reference/comparing-and-contrasting-%E2%80%93-modifying- comparatives  Richard Acklam, Aramanta Crace,PREMIUM B2, Coursebook, Pearson Longman, 2008  Elaine Boyd, Aramanta Crace, PREMIUM C1, Coursebook, Pearson Longman, 2009  Virginia Evans, Jenny Dooley, Access Grammar 4, Express Publishing, 2008