Comparative and superlative (fil eminimizer)

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Comparative and superlative (fil eminimizer)

  1. 1. Comparative and superlative forms of adjectives© BENI SUAREZ PRADO (2010)
  2. 2. Generalideas: We use the comparative form of anadjective when we want to compare justTWO things or people:My With yourMy car is faster than your car
  3. 3. General ideas: We use the superlative form of an adjectivewhen we want to compare one thing orperson with the rest of its group:My With all the houses in my villageMy house is the mostbeautiful house in my village.
  4. 4. Formation rules: We must take into account the NUMBER ofsyllables the adjective has. We consider: Adjectives with 1 syllable: BIG, SHORT,FAST Adjectives with 2 syllables and ending in–y: FUNNY, PRETTY  Adjectives with 2 or more syllables: MODERN, INTELLIGENT The second part of the comparison is madewith THAN in compartive forms and OF ALL,IN THE world, town, class……….. Insuperlative forms.
  5. 5. Comparative form: ADJECTIVES WITH 1 SYLLABLE SHORTERSHORT + ER FASTERFAST The young girl is SHORTER THAN her sisterBIG + G + BIGGER ER My present is BIGGER THAN yours
  6. 6. Comparative form: ADJECTIVES WITH 2 SYLLABLESAND ENDING IN -YFUNNY FUNN-I-ERPRETTY + ER PRETT-I-ER is FUNNIER THAN
  7. 7. Comparative form: ADJECTIVES WITH 2 SYLLABLES OR MORE MODER MORE+ MODERN + THAN N My is MORE modern you THAN rCOMFORTABLE + MORE CONFORTABLE +THAN This ORE leTHANthat is M rtab comfo
  8. 8. Superlativeform: ADJECTIVES WITH 1 SYLLABLE SHORT + ESTSHORT THE + FAST +ESTFAST A F1 car is THE FASTEST car OF ALLBIG THE + BIG+G+EST is THE BIGGEST country IN THE WORLD
  9. 9. Superlativeform: ADJECTIVES WITH 2 SYLLABLESAND ENDING IN -YFUNNY FUNN-I-EST THE + PRETT-I-PRETTY ESTÇ She is the prettiest girl in the world.
  10. 10. Superlative form: ADJECTIVES WITH 2 SYLLABLES OR MORE PEACEFUL PEACEFUL THE + MOST+INTERESTIN INTERESTINGGThis is the most peacefulpark place in my town It is the most interesting book I have ever read
  11. 11. COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE FORMS ADJECTIVE COMPARATIVE SUPERLATIVE THE SHORT SHORT SHORT ER1 Syllable EST BIG BIG G ER THE BIG G EST2 Syllables THE FUNN Iending in – FUNNY FUNN I ER EST y MORE MODERN THE MOST2 Syllables MODERN MODERN MORE or more INTERESTING THE MOST INTERESTING INTERESTING
  12. 12. IRREGULAR COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE FORMS Adjective Comparative Superlative GOOD BETTER THE BEST BAD WORSE THE WORST FARTHER THE FARTHEST FAR THE FURTHEST FURTHER

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