Comparatives and superlatives

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Comparatives and superlatives

  1. 1. John is absolutely terrified! He’s been readingthe news about the air controllers strike and he’safraid that the same will happen at Christmas.He has to fly to Germany on 22nd December.What would you do? Why?
  2. 2. He’s thought about it and …he’s decided he’s going by plane because:• It is more comfortable than the train.• It is much cheaper than the bus.• It is better for the environment.• It is definitely the quickest way to go to Germany.
  3. 3. He’s thought about it and …he’s decided he’s going by plane because:• It is more comfortable than the train.• It is cheaper than the bus.• It is better for the environment.• It is definitely the quickest way to go to Germany.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. SUPERLATIVES   (to  compare  more  than  two  things)  The  +  adj/adv  -­‐est  She’s the best student in class.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.  
  6. 6. 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.  
  7. 7. Ana Bueno AmaroEscuela Oficial de Idiomas de Granada

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