Comparative and Superlative Adjectives

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Comparative and Superlative Adjectives

  1. 1. We use the Utilizaremos el gradocomparative degree comparativo parafor comparing two comparar dos cosasthings and the y el gradosuperlative for superlativo paracomparing three or comparar tres o másmore things. cosas. Nombre: González Rosas Karen Liliana Grupo: 201 AO 14/04/2012
  2. 2. INDICE1. Introduction.2. Some rules for the formation of Comparative forms.3. Irregular Adjectives.4. Some examples.5. Some rules for the formation of Superlative forms.6. Irregular Adjectives.7. Some examples.8. Conclusión. Nombre: González Rosas Karen Liliana Grupo: 201 AO 14/04/2012
  3. 3. IntroductionEnglish Grammar Step by Step has been designed for intermediateand advanced students of English. It covers those areas wherethey find it difficult to cope with and/or that are crucial to learnEnglish.It is presented in such a way that students will assimilate thegrammar points dealt with very easily,Additionally, a wide range of words or phrases has been used tohelp them to acquire a good grasp of vocabulary, which is vitalwhen studying a foreign language. Nombre: González Rosas Karen Liliana Grupo: 201 AO 14/04/2012
  4. 4. Some rules for the formation of Comparative forms.One syllable adjective add “er” + thanyoungersmaller + thanolderOne syllable adjectives ending in C-V-C (Consonant-Vowel-Consonant) double the last consonant and add “er” + thanhotterthinner + thanbig – bigger Nombre: González Rosas Karen Liliana Grupo: 201 AO 14/04/2012
  5. 5. If the last letter is “y” change “y” for “ier” + thaneasy  easiernoisy  noisier + thanhappy  happierfriendly  friendlierTwo or more syllable adjectives add “more…....+ than” comfortable expensive more modern + than populated Nombre: González Rosas Karen Liliana Grupo: 201 AO 14/04/2012
  6. 6. good  betterbad  worse + thanfar  further Nombre: González Rosas Karen Liliana Grupo: 201 AO 14/04/2012
  7. 7. Some examplesAlan Tom Ben Alan is taller than Ben. Tom is taller than Alan. Nombre: González Rosas Karen Liliana Grupo: 201 AO 14/04/2012
  8. 8. Brazil is bigger than England.I am more successful than her.The underground is more comfortable than buses.Neil is Younger than Mark. Ricardo is stronger than Jack. Nombre: González Rosas Karen Liliana Grupo: 201 AORicardo Jack 14/04/2012
  9. 9. Some rules for the formation of Superlative forms. One syllable adjective add “est” smallest the oldest One syllable adjectives ending in C-V-C double the lastconsonant and add “est” hottest the thinnest Nombre: González Rosas Karen Liliana Grupo: 201 AO 14/04/2012
  10. 10.  If the last letter is “y” change “y” for “ier” noisiest the friendliest heaviest Two or more syllable adjectives add “ most “ comfortable intelligent the most expensive boring Nombre: González Rosas Karen Liliana Grupo: 201 AO 14/04/2012
  11. 11. Irregular Adjectives good  the best bad  the worst far  the furthest Nombre: González Rosas Karen Liliana Grupo: 201 AO 14/04/2012
  12. 12. Some examples Nombre: González Rosas Karen Liliana Grupo: 201 AO 14/04/2012
  13. 13. It is the largest collection in Europe.This is the pettiest dog in the shop.The most difficult thing was communication.It was the most expensive restaurant i visited lastweekend.Mario is the most intelligent in the class.A pocket camera is expensive... A reflex camera ismore expensive than a pocket camera....But a digitalcamera is the most expensive of the three. Nombre: González Rosas Karen Liliana Grupo: 201 AO 14/04/2012
  14. 14. Notice that the word thanfrequently accompaniesthe comparative and theword the precedes thesuperlative. Nombre: González Rosas Karen Liliana Grupo: 201 AO 14/04/2012
  15. 15. ConclusionYou should use the comparative form of an adjective to compareexactly two things. You can form the comparative by adding thesuffix "-er" to the modifier (for some short words) or by using theword "more" with the modifier:You can form the superlative by adding the suffix "-est" to themodifier orby using the word "most" with the modifier:To form the comparative and superlative forms of adjectives wemust take into account the number of syllables it has. Nombre: González Rosas Karen Liliana Grupo: 201 AO 14/04/2012

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