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Big  and  Small Making Comparisons in English Created by Eric Damien Forsythe for the Universidad del Papaloapan  English ...
We use adjectives to describe people or things.  <ul><li>The word  Beautiful  is an adjective. </li></ul>Beautiful Can you...
Paris is a beautiful city.
Antwerp is a beautiful city, too.
But, which city is  more   beautiful? <ul><li>  Paris, France   or   Antwerp, Belgium? </li></ul>Use  more  to make compar...
(Everyone can have their own opinion about what is beautiful.) <ul><li>Paris is  more  beautiful  than  Antwerp. </li></ul...
Which cat is longer? <ul><li>The cat on the right is longer than the cat on the left. </li></ul><ul><li>For long words we ...
Which one is higher? <ul><li>The tabby cat is  higher  than the orange cat. </li></ul><ul><li>For many adjectives, you can...
Another question of opinion… Who is the greater boxer?
Mike Tyson ...
or Ali?
Which animal is  faster ? the tortoise the hare
Comparisons: the verb  to be <ul><li>We have seen a lot of examples using  is. </li></ul><ul><li>Paris  is  more beautiful...
To be  continued ;) <ul><li>We don’t always use  is  when making comparisons, sometimes it is necessary to use  are  or  a...
To be  Part III <ul><li>Notice the change from singular to plural  </li></ul>Sugar-free Gummi Bears Sugar-free cola candie...
Irregular comparatives <ul><li>There are a few words that don’t follow the ( short word + er ) or the ( more + long word )...
Other verbs <ul><li>We can use other verbs to make comparisons. </li></ul>Here is an example using  to have. Which animal ...
A puppy ...
or a boar?
<ul><li>There is an awards show tonight in Hollywood! </li></ul><ul><li>Two beautiful actresses appear on the red carpet! ...
Who wears it better? <ul><li>Salma or  Amanda? </li></ul>
Which one tastes better in barbacoa ...
the tortoise ...
or the hare?
I prefer pork “barbacoa”. :)
Watch and listen for <ul><li>Better </li></ul><ul><li>Greater </li></ul><ul><li>Higher </li></ul><ul><li>Softer </li></ul>...
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Big and small: Making comparisons in English

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A slideshare presentation made for English learners at the Unversity of Papaloapan in Oaxaca, Mexico.

This presentation attempts to help students understand how to make simple comparisons in English.

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Big and small: Making comparisons in English

  1. 1. Big and Small Making Comparisons in English Created by Eric Damien Forsythe for the Universidad del Papaloapan English Program
  2. 2. We use adjectives to describe people or things. <ul><li>The word Beautiful is an adjective. </li></ul>Beautiful Can you think of anything that is beautiful ?
  3. 3. Paris is a beautiful city.
  4. 4. Antwerp is a beautiful city, too.
  5. 5. But, which city is more beautiful? <ul><li> Paris, France or Antwerp, Belgium? </li></ul>Use more to make comparisons with long words: Beautiful, Handsome, Famous, Expensive, etc. Let's compare!
  6. 6. (Everyone can have their own opinion about what is beautiful.) <ul><li>Paris is more beautiful than Antwerp. </li></ul><ul><li>or </li></ul><ul><li>Antwerp, Belgium is more beautiful than Paris, France </li></ul><ul><li>*Notice the use of than when making declarative statements. </li></ul>There is not a correct answer to that question!
  7. 7. Which cat is longer? <ul><li>The cat on the right is longer than the cat on the left. </li></ul><ul><li>For long words we use more (more beautiful) and for short words we add the -er ending </li></ul><ul><li>(long -> long er ) </li></ul>the cat on the right the cat on the left
  8. 8. Which one is higher? <ul><li>The tabby cat is higher than the orange cat. </li></ul><ul><li>For many adjectives, you can use their opposites to make more sentences! </li></ul><ul><li>For example, the opposite of high is low . </li></ul><ul><li>The orange cat is lower than the tabby cat. </li></ul>Orange cat Tabby cat
  9. 9. Another question of opinion… Who is the greater boxer?
  10. 10. Mike Tyson ...
  11. 11. or Ali?
  12. 12. Which animal is faster ? the tortoise the hare
  13. 13. Comparisons: the verb to be <ul><li>We have seen a lot of examples using is. </li></ul><ul><li>Paris is more beautiful than London. </li></ul><ul><li>Ali is a greater boxer than Tyson. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember subject-verb agreement </li></ul>Be Careful!
  14. 14. To be continued ;) <ul><li>We don’t always use is when making comparisons, sometimes it is necessary to use are or am. </li></ul>You ’re hungry but I ’m hungrier than you! (contractions) Tacos! Hungry - y + ier = Hungr ier
  15. 15. To be Part III <ul><li>Notice the change from singular to plural </li></ul>Sugar-free Gummi Bears Sugar-free cola candies Gummi bears are sweeter than cola candies. Gummi bears are more delicious than cola candies.
  16. 16. Irregular comparatives <ul><li>There are a few words that don’t follow the ( short word + er ) or the ( more + long word ) rules. </li></ul><ul><li>These words are irregular . </li></ul><ul><li>Good -> Better </li></ul><ul><li>Bad -> Worse </li></ul>Irregular Bibi Peluche Not normal!
  17. 17. Other verbs <ul><li>We can use other verbs to make comparisons. </li></ul>Here is an example using to have. Which animal has softer fur?
  18. 18. A puppy ...
  19. 19. or a boar?
  20. 20. <ul><li>There is an awards show tonight in Hollywood! </li></ul><ul><li>Two beautiful actresses appear on the red carpet! </li></ul><ul><li>They are wearing the same dress! </li></ul>
  21. 21. Who wears it better? <ul><li>Salma or Amanda? </li></ul>
  22. 22. Which one tastes better in barbacoa ...
  23. 23. the tortoise ...
  24. 24. or the hare?
  25. 25. I prefer pork “barbacoa”. :)
  26. 26. Watch and listen for <ul><li>Better </li></ul><ul><li>Greater </li></ul><ul><li>Higher </li></ul><ul><li>Softer </li></ul><ul><li>Faster </li></ul><ul><li>Longer </li></ul><ul><li>Wear better </li></ul><ul><li>Sweeter </li></ul>Warrior vs. Paladin: The Musical ! is a machinima adaptation of the song Anything you can do I can do better by Irving Berlin. The song is part of the famous broadway musical Annie Get Your Gun . Machinima is a combination of the words Machine + Cinema . It’s a way of making movies by using video games. In this example, the video game is World of Warcraft .

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