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Comparative and superlative adjectives


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Comparative and superlative adjectives

  1. 1. Prepared by: Jonida Tatazi Oldeta Cela Anxhela Shqevi COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE ADJECTIVES
  2. 2. Rules: <ul><li>1. If an adjective has 1 syllable, we add –er in the comparative, and –est in the superlative </li></ul><ul><li>E.g.: big- bigger- biggest </li></ul><ul><li>Tom is bigger than Jerry. </li></ul><ul><li>Tom is the biggest. </li></ul>
  3. 5. <ul><li>2. If an adjective has 2 or more syllables, we add more in the comparative and most in superlative. </li></ul><ul><li>E.g.: beautiful- more beautiful- the most beautiful </li></ul>
  4. 6. Belle is more beautiful than Beast. Belle is the most beautiful.
  5. 7. There are a few exceptions: Bad- worse- worst Good- better- best
  6. 8. <ul><li>Little (size) – smaller- smallest </li></ul><ul><li>Far (place + time) – further- furthest </li></ul><ul><li>Far ( place) – farther- farthest </li></ul>
  7. 9. <ul><li>Late (time) – later- latest </li></ul><ul><li>Late (order) – latter- lattest </li></ul><ul><li>Near (place) – nearer- nearest </li></ul><ul><li>Near (order) – next ( superlative) </li></ul>
  8. 10. <ul><li>Old (people and things) – older- oldest </li></ul><ul><li>Old ( people) – elder- eldest </li></ul>
  9. 11. <ul><li>Much- more- most </li></ul><ul><li>Little- less- least </li></ul><ul><li>There is   little  milk left in the bottle. </li></ul><ul><li>We bought  less   milk yesterday. </li></ul><ul><li>The child refused to drink  the least  milk. </li></ul>
  10. 12. Bad Worse Worst
  11. 13. Other adjectives <ul><li>Tall- taller- the tallest. </li></ul><ul><li>Ed is tall. </li></ul><ul><li>Ed is taller than Joe. </li></ul><ul><li>Joe is taller than Al. </li></ul><ul><li>Ed is the tallest. </li></ul>
  12. 14. fast faster fastest large larger largest
  13. 15. Mount Snowdon is the lowest mountain. Mount Fuji is higher than Mount Snowdon. Mount Everest is the highest mountain. The river Danube is the shortest river. The river Amazon is longer than the river Danube. The river Nile is the longest river.
  14. 16. John's car cost £15,000 Jane's car cost £25,000 Bill's car cost £55,000 John's car is the least expensive car. It's the cheapest car. John's car was less expensive than Jane's car. It's cheaper than Jane's car. Bill's car is the most expensive car.
  15. 17. <ul><li>The bird’s voice was loud. </li></ul><ul><li>The dog’s voice was louder than the bird’s. </li></ul><ul><li>Mark’s voice was the loudest of them all. </li></ul>loud louder loudest
  16. 18. sad sadder the saddest Sad Sadder The saddest Happy Happier The happiest
  17. 19. <ul><li>Choose the correct answer: </li></ul><ul><li>The children in the 1 st picture are happier than the child in the 2 nd picture. </li></ul><ul><li>2. The child in the 2 nd picture is happier than the children in the 1 st picture. </li></ul>
  18. 20. <ul><li>In the 1 st picture it is colder than in the 2 nd picture. </li></ul><ul><li>2. In the 2 nd picture it is colder than in the 1 st picture. </li></ul>
  19. 21. 1. In the 1 st picture it is hotter than in the 2 nd picture. 2. In the 2 nd picture it is hotter than in the 1 st picture.
  20. 22. The comparative of lovely is: <ul><li>loveliest </li></ul><ul><li>lovelier </li></ul><ul><li>more lovely </li></ul><ul><li>most lovely </li></ul>
  21. 23. Which is the superlative of difficult: <ul><li>1. more difficult </li></ul><ul><li>2. difficult </li></ul><ul><li>3. difficulty </li></ul><ul><li>4. most difficult </li></ul>
  22. 24. Choose the best answer: <ul><li>Mary is __________ than Max. </li></ul><ul><li>a.quicker </li></ul><ul><li>b.quickest </li></ul><ul><li>c.more quicker </li></ul><ul><li>d.most quicker </li></ul>
  23. 25. <ul><li>Mike played __________ than any other player on the team. </li></ul><ul><li>a.better </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>c.more better </li></ul><ul><li>d.most better </li></ul>
  24. 26. <ul><li>Of all the students in the class, Max studied the __________. </li></ul><ul><li>a.more hard </li></ul><ul><li>b.most hard </li></ul><ul><li>c.harder </li></ul><ul><li>d.hardest </li></ul>
  25. 27. <ul><li>Mark walked __________ in one hour than Steve did in three hours. </li></ul><ul><li>a.more far </li></ul><ul><li>b.most far </li></ul><ul><li>c.farther </li></ul><ul><li>d.farthest </li></ul>
  26. 28. <ul><li>Of all the girls in my English class, Maria dances the __________. </li></ul><ul><li>a.better </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>c.well </li></ul><ul><li>d.most bestest </li></ul>