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Comparative and Superlative

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Brief explanation of the formation of the comparative and superlative form in English Language.

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Comparative and Superlative

  1. 1. Basics of English Grammar Comparative and superlative forms of adjectives Sample Power Point Presentation
  2. 2. Contents <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is a noun ? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is an adjective ? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is a syllable ? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Syllable – further examples </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Adjectives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Comparative form </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How to built comparative forms ? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Superlative form </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How to built superlative forms ? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Summary </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Comparison chart </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Practice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Superlative forms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comparative forms </li></ul></ul>Where you are: Contents Noun Adjective Syllable Comparatives Superlatives Comparison Practice Help Dictionary Back Skip introduction
  3. 3. What is a noun ? <ul><li>Noun is a word which refers to a thing, person, activity, place etc. </li></ul>car street teacher reading Where you are: Contents Noun Adjective Syllable Comparatives Superlatives Comparison Practice Help Dictionary Back
  4. 4. What is an adjective? <ul><li>Adjective is a word which describes a noun </li></ul>fast big expensive car adjectives noun Where you are: Contents Noun Adjective Syllable Comparatives Superlatives Comparison Practice Help Dictionary Back
  5. 5. What is a syllable ? <ul><li>Syllable is a part of a word containing vowel sound </li></ul>read ing read ing 1 st syllable 2nd syllable Where you are: Contents Noun Adjective Syllable Comparatives Superlatives Comparison Practice Help Dictionary Back
  6. 6. Syllables – examples <ul><li>1. One-syllable adjectives </li></ul>2. Two-syllable adjectives 3. Three-syllable adjectives fast big cheap long hap im py cra zy dir ty por tant won der ful Where you are: Contents Noun Adjective Syllable Comparatives Superlatives Comparison Practice Help Dictionary Back
  7. 7. What is a “ c omparative form”? <ul><li>Comparative form expresses the idea of ‘more’ </li></ul>fast -er My car is fast. But his car is faster. Where you are: Contents Noun Adjective Syllable Comparatives Superlatives Comparison Practice Help Dictionary Back
  8. 8. “ Comparative form”? <ul><li>How is a ‘ comparative ’ form built? </li></ul>good modern long er one syllable adjectives two syllable adjectives ending in -ly funn other two and three syllable adjectives irregular adjectives for example ‘good’  Where you are: Contents Noun Adjective Syllable Comparatives Superlatives Comparison Practice Help Dictionary Back y ier modern more better
  9. 9. What is a “ superlative form”? <ul><li>Superlative form expresses the idea of ‘most’ </li></ul>fast -est My car is fast. Your car is fast. But his car is the fastest. Where you are: Contents Noun Adjective Syllable Comparatives Superlatives Comparison Practice Help Dictionary Back
  10. 10. “ Superlative form”? <ul><li>How is a ‘superl ative ’ form built? </li></ul>y long est one syllable adjectives two syllable adjectives ending in -ly funn other two and three syllable adjectives irregular adjectives for example ‘good’ Where you are: Contents Noun Adjective Syllable Comparatives Superlatives Comparison Practice Help Dictionary Back iest  modern modern most good best
  11. 11. Summary comparison long est iest funn modern most best long er ie r funn modern more better long funny modern good comparative superlative Where you are: Contents Noun Adjective Syllable Comparatives Superlatives Comparison Practice Help Dictionary Back
  12. 12. Exercises Where you are: Contents Noun Adjective Syllable Comparatives Superlatives Comparison Practice Help Dictionary Back <ul><li>List of adjectives . Write on your notebook the comparative and superlative forms of these adjectives. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>hot big thin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>nice pleasant young </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>short intelligent lovely </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>kind happy attractive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>exciting pretty unhappy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>good annoyed careless </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>bad tasty perfect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>tired upset terrible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ugly </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Change of ‘y’ into ‘i’ Where you are: Contents Noun Adjective Syllable Comparatives Superlatives Comparison Practice Help Dictionary Back funny +er y  i funn +ier funnier We want the comparative form of the adjective ‘funny’

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