SUPERLATIVE AND COMPARATIVE ADJECTIVES

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SUPERLATIVE AND COMPARATIVE ADJECTIVES

  1. 1. Superlative adjectives Miss Carmen
  2. 2. One-syllable adjectives Form the superlative adjective by adding the + adj –est for Example: Mary's car is larger than Lucy's car Adjective + er than (tall – the talle st / old – the olde st ) Example: Mary is the talle st of the students If the one-syllable adjective ends with an e, just add – st
  3. 3. If the one-syllable adjective ends with a single consonant with a vowel before it, double the consonant and add – est Example:My dog is the bigg est in my family The fatt est Fat The thinn est Thin The bigg est Big
  4. 4. Two-syllable adjectives <ul><li>With most two-syllable adjectives, you form Superlative with the most . Example: 1-This morning is the most peaceful morning I have ever had 2-Max is the most careful driver I know </li></ul><ul><li>3- Jill is the most thoughtful in my house </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>If the two-syllable adjectives ends with –y, change the y to i and add –est </li></ul><ul><li>Happy – the happi est </li></ul><ul><li>Angry – the angri est </li></ul><ul><li>Busy – the busi est </li></ul><ul><li>John is the happi est and Max is the angriest in my class </li></ul><ul><li>Mary is the busi est in her house </li></ul>
  6. 6. IRREGULAR ADJECTIVES <ul><li>COMPLETELY DIFFERENT </li></ul><ul><li>Good –the best </li></ul><ul><li>Bad – the worst </li></ul><ul><li>Far –the farthest </li></ul><ul><li>Little –the least </li></ul><ul><li>Many –the most </li></ul>
  7. 7. Uses <ul><li>We use the comparative adjectives to compare two people, animals or things </li></ul><ul><li>We use the superlative adjectives to compare three or more people, animals or things </li></ul><ul><li>We use as + adjective + as to talk about equal degree </li></ul><ul><li>He isn't as good as me in Math (I am better than him) </li></ul><ul><li>He is as tall as me (We have the same height) </li></ul>

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