Comparatives and  Superlatives:     Forms
Comparatives and        Superlatives: FormsYou add ‘-er’ for the comparative form and ‘-est’ for the superlative form of o...
Comparatives and        Superlatives: Formscold            light       roughyoung           large       fastpoor          ...
Comparatives and      Superlatives: FormsIf they end in a single vowel and consonant(except ‘-w’), you double the consonan...
Comparatives and        Superlatives: FormsWith two syllable adjectives ending in aconsonant followed by ‘-y’, you change ...
Comparatives and      Superlatives: FormsIt couldn’t be easier.That is the funniest bit of the film.
Comparatives and      Superlatives: FormsYou use ‘more’ for the comparative and ‘most’for the superlative of most two-syll...
Comparatives and      Superlatives: FormsBe more careful next time.They are the most beautiful gardens in theworld.It affe...
Comparatives and      Superlatives: FormsWith some common two-syllable adjectivesand adverbs, you can either add ‘-er’ and...
Comparatives and      Superlatives: FormsNote: ‘Clever’ and ‘quiet’ only add ‘-er’ and ‘-est’.It was quieter outside.He wa...
Comparatives and      Superlatives: FormsYou normally use ‘the’ with superlativeadjectives in front of nouns, but you can ...
Comparatives and      Superlatives: FormsWarning: When ‘most’ is used without ‘the’ infront of adjectives and adverbs, it ...
Comparatives and      Superlatives: FormsA few common adjectives and adverbs haveirregular comparative and superlative for...
Comparatives and      Superlatives: FormsNote: You use ‘elder’ or ‘eldest’ to say whichbrother, sister, or child in a fami...
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  1. 1. Comparatives and Superlatives: Forms
  2. 2. Comparatives and Superlatives: FormsYou add ‘-er’ for the comparative form and ‘-est’ for the superlative form of one-syllableadjectives and adverbs. If they end in ‘-e’ youadd ‘-r’ and ‘-st’cheap - cheaper - cheapestsafe - safer - safest
  3. 3. Comparatives and Superlatives: Formscold light roughyoung large fastpoor small nicehard quick weakclose wideThey worked harder.I’ve found a nicer hotel.
  4. 4. Comparatives and Superlatives: FormsIf they end in a single vowel and consonant(except ‘-w’), you double the consonant.big - bigger - biggestfat hot sad thin wetThe day grew hotter.Henry was the biggest of them.
  5. 5. Comparatives and Superlatives: FormsWith two syllable adjectives ending in aconsonant followed by ‘-y’, you change the ‘-y’to ‘-i’ and add ‘-er’ and ‘-est’.happy - happier - happiestangry dirty friendlyheavy silly busyeasy funny lucky
  6. 6. Comparatives and Superlatives: FormsIt couldn’t be easier.That is the funniest bit of the film.
  7. 7. Comparatives and Superlatives: FormsYou use ‘more’ for the comparative and ‘most’for the superlative of most two-syllableadjectives, all longer adjectives, and adverbsending in ‘-ly’.careful - more careful - most carefulbeautiful - more beautiful - most beautifulseriously - more seriously - most seriously
  8. 8. Comparatives and Superlatives: FormsBe more careful next time.They are the most beautiful gardens in theworld.It affected Clive most seriously.Note: For ‘early’ as an adjective or adverb, youuse ‘ealier’ and ‘earliest’, not ‘more’ and ‘most’.
  9. 9. Comparatives and Superlatives: FormsWith some common two-syllable adjectivesand adverbs, you can either add ‘-er’ and ‘-est’,or use ‘more’ and ‘most’.common gentle likelypleasant simple cruelhandsome narrow politestupid
  10. 10. Comparatives and Superlatives: FormsNote: ‘Clever’ and ‘quiet’ only add ‘-er’ and ‘-est’.It was quieter outside.He was the cleverest man I ever met.
  11. 11. Comparatives and Superlatives: FormsYou normally use ‘the’ with superlativeadjectives in front of nouns, but you can omit‘the’ after a link verb.It was the happiest day of my life.It was one of the most important discoveries.I was the happiest when I was on my own.
  12. 12. Comparatives and Superlatives: FormsWarning: When ‘most’ is used without ‘the’ infront of adjectives and adverbs, it often meansalmost the same as ‘very’.This book was most interesting.I object most strongly.
  13. 13. Comparatives and Superlatives: FormsA few common adjectives and adverbs haveirregular comparative and superlative forms.good/well bettter bestbad/badly worse worstfar farther/further farthest/furthestold older/elder oldest/eldest
  14. 14. Comparatives and Superlatives: FormsNote: You use ‘elder’ or ‘eldest’ to say whichbrother, sister, or child in a family you mean.Our eldest daughter couldn’t come.

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