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Comparatives

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Comparatives

  1. 1. By: Claudia Utrilla
  2. 2. Firstly, you need to know..WHAT IS AN ADJECTIVE?An adjective is a word that modifies (tells us more about)a noun or a pronoun.Adjectives are usually placed before the words theydescribe. They give detailed information about the noun.
  3. 3. tall happy famous good…Let’s see, how they work into a sentence..Flor is tall.Daniel is happy .Britney Spears is a famous singer.I am a good student.
  4. 4. • Comparatives are used to compare two things.Flor is tall.Claudia is very tall.(we want to compare Flor and Claudia’s height).. So we say:Claudia is taller than FlorTo make a comparative with a 1 syllable adjective, we need toadd –erTall --- Taller
  5. 5. with only 1 syllable adjective, with one vowel and oneconsonant at the end. We…Double the consonant, and add –erThis gorilla is big.That gorilla is very big.(To compare these 2 gorillas, we say…)That gorilla is bigger than this one.
  6. 6. with 2 syllables adjectives, ending in Y.We….Change y to i, then add –erHAPPY – HAPPYERHAPPY –HAPPIER Daniel is happier than his brother.
  7. 7. Two syllables or more, not ending in Y.We Use “more” before the adjectiveEx. famousFamous --- FamouserFamous--- More famous Britney Spears is a famous singer.Madonna is more famous than Britney Spears.
  8. 8. Exceptions to the rules:Irregular adjectivesADJECTIVE ------------------ COMPARATIVEGOOD ------------------- BETTERBAD ------------------- WORSEFAR ------------------ FURTHERMy sister is better than me at school.
  9. 9. Let’s practice …Elephants are ___________ than bears. (big)Gold is _________ than silver. (expensive)I am _______ at English than my brother. (good)The weather is _______ than yesterday. (hot)Berta is __________ than Debby. (beautiful)I am _______ at maths than my best friend. (bad)The tiger is _____ than a fox. (heavy)

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