COMPARATIVES	                              (to	  compare	  two	  things/ac1ons)	        Adj/adv	  +	  -­‐er	  +	  than	   ...
SUPERLATIVES	                          (to	  compare	  more	  than	  two	  things)	  The	  +	  adj/adv	  -­‐est	  This is ...
NOTES	  Irregular	  forms:	                                                               You	  normally	  use	  the	  bef...
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Comparatives and superlatives

  1. 1. COMPARATIVES   (to  compare  two  things/ac1ons)   Adj/adv  +  -­‐er  +  than   The bus is quicker than the bus / She speaks louder than you.+ more  +  adj/adv  +  than   A kayak is more exciting than a boat / A turtle walks more slowly than other animals.   as  +  adj/adv  +  as  = I’m as good as you at chess / She thinks as clearly as she speaks. less  +  adj/adv  +  than   – This lesson is less difficult than the last one.
  2. 2. SUPERLATIVES   (to  compare  more  than  two  things)  The  +  adj/adv  -­‐est  This is the easiest exercise I’ve ever done.Which queue is going the quickest?The  most/least  +  adj/adv  Parachuting is the most dangerous sport I’ve ever practised.This book is the least difficult to understand.  
  3. 3. NOTES  Irregular  forms:   You  normally  use  the  before   superla1ves,  but  you  can  also  use  Good/well  –  be+er  –  the  best   possessive  adjec1ves:  Bad/badly  –  worse  –  the  worst   My best friend / their most famous songFar  –  further  –  the  furthest   Afer  than  or  as  we  can  use:   -­‐  An  object  pronoun,  e.g.  me,  him,  her,  etc.   -­‐  Or  a  subject  pronoun  +  auxiliary  verb   She’s taller than me OR  she’s taller than I am But  NOT  she’s taller than I.  

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