Adjectives

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Adjectives

  1. 1. ADJECTIVES Comparatives and Superlatives
  2. 2. One-syllable adjective <ul><li>We make the comparative and superlative of one-syllable adjectives ending in e by adding r and st . (nice nicer nicest) </li></ul><ul><li>We make the comparative and superlative of other one-syllable adjectives by adding er and est . (fast faster fastest </li></ul><ul><li>We need to double the last letter of adjectives that end in one vowel + one consonant, then add er and est . (hot hotter hottest) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Two-syllable adjectives <ul><li>We make the comparative and superlative of two-syllable adjectives ending in y by changing y to i and adding er and est . (happy happier happiest) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Two-syllable adjectives and longer adjectives. <ul><li>To make the comparative and superlative of these adjectives we add more and the most before the adjective. </li></ul><ul><li>boring more boring the most boring </li></ul><ul><li>beautiful more beautiful the most beautiful </li></ul>
  5. 5. Irregular adjectives <ul><li>good better the best </li></ul><ul><li>bad worse the worst </li></ul><ul><li>little less the least </li></ul><ul><li>far farther the farthest </li></ul><ul><li>much more the most </li></ul><ul><li>many more the most </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>We use than after comparative adjectives. “ Russia is bigger than China .” </li></ul><ul><li>After superlatives , we normally use in before the names of places. “Everest is the highest mountain in the world.” </li></ul><ul><li>After superlatives, we also use in before singular words for groups of people. “My brother is the youngest player in the orchestra.” </li></ul><ul><li>In most other cases we use of after superlatives. “This is the shortest day of the year” </li></ul>
  7. 7. Write the comparative and superlative form of these adjectives . <ul><li>Red _________ _________ </li></ul><ul><li>Slow _________ _________ </li></ul><ul><li>Wet _________ _________ </li></ul><ul><li>Lazy _________ _________ </li></ul><ul><li>Careful _________ _________ </li></ul><ul><li>Thin _________ _________ </li></ul><ul><li>Dangerous _________ _________ </li></ul><ul><li>Angry _________ _________ </li></ul><ul><li>Interested _________ _________ </li></ul><ul><li>Good _________ _________ </li></ul><ul><li>Slim _________ _________ </li></ul><ul><li>Strange _________ _________ </li></ul><ul><li>Bad _________ _________ </li></ul>

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