Comparatives andSuperlatives: Uses
Comparatives and       Superlatives: UsesYou use comparative adjectives to compareone person or thing with another, or wit...
Comparatives and       Superlatives: UsesYou use a superlative to say that one personor thing has more of a quality than o...
Comparatives and       Superlatives: UsesYou can use comparative and superlativeadjectives in front of a noun.I was a bett...
Comparatives and       Superlatives: UsesYou can also use comparative and superlativeadjectives after link verbs.My brothe...
Comparatives and           Superlatives: UsesYou can use adverbs of degree in front ofcomparative adjectives.a bit        ...
Comparatives and        Superlatives: UsesYou can also use adverbs of degree such as ‘byfar’, ‘easily’, ‘much’, or ‘quite’...
Comparatives and       Superlatives: UsesNote: You can put ‘very’ between ‘the’ and asuperlative adjective ending in ‘-est...
Comparatives and       Superlatives: UsesWhen you want to say that one situationdepends on another, you can use ‘the’ and ...
Comparatives and       Superlatives: UsesWhen you want to say that somethingincreases or decreases, you can use twocompara...
Comparatives and       Superlatives: UsesAfter a superlative adjective, you can use aprepositional phrase to specify the g...
Comparatives and         Superlatives: Uses  You use the same constructions in comparisons  using adverbs as those given b...
Comparatives and         Superlatives: Uses• ‘the’ and a comparative adverb followed by ‘the’  and a comparative adverb.  ...
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  1. 1. Comparatives andSuperlatives: Uses
  2. 2. Comparatives and Superlatives: UsesYou use comparative adjectives to compareone person or thing with another, or with thesame person or thing at another time. After acomparative adjective, you often use ‘than’.She was much older than me.I am happier than I’ve ever been.
  3. 3. Comparatives and Superlatives: UsesYou use a superlative to say that one personor thing has more of a quality than others in agroup or others of that kind.Tokyo is Japan’s largest city.He was the tallest person there.
  4. 4. Comparatives and Superlatives: UsesYou can use comparative and superlativeadjectives in front of a noun.I was a better writer than he was.He had more important things to do.It was the quickest route from Rome toNaples.
  5. 5. Comparatives and Superlatives: UsesYou can also use comparative and superlativeadjectives after link verbs.My brother is younger than me.He feels more content now.The sergeant was the tallest.This book was the most interesting.
  6. 6. Comparatives and Superlatives: UsesYou can use adverbs of degree in front ofcomparative adjectives.a bit a lot ratherfar a little muchslightly a good dealThis car’s a bit more expensive.It’s a rather more complicated story thanthat.
  7. 7. Comparatives and Superlatives: UsesYou can also use adverbs of degree such as ‘byfar’, ‘easily’, ‘much’, or ‘quite’ in front of ‘the’and superlative adjectives.It was by far the worst hospital I had everseen.She was easily the most intelligent person inthe class.
  8. 8. Comparatives and Superlatives: UsesNote: You can put ‘very’ between ‘the’ and asuperlative adjective ending in ‘-est’.It was of the very highest quality.
  9. 9. Comparatives and Superlatives: UsesWhen you want to say that one situationdepends on another, you can use ‘the’ and acomparative followed by ‘the’ and anothercomparative.The smaller it is, the easier it is to post.The larger the organisation is, the greaterthe problem of administration becomes.
  10. 10. Comparatives and Superlatives: UsesWhen you want to say that somethingincreases or decreases, you can use twocomparatives linked by ‘and’.It’s getting harder and harder to find a job.Cars are becoming more and moreexpensive.
  11. 11. Comparatives and Superlatives: UsesAfter a superlative adjective, you can use aprepositional phrase to specify the group youare talking about.Henry was the biggest of them.These cakes are probably the best in theworld.He was the most dangerous man in thecountry.
  12. 12. Comparatives and Superlatives: Uses You use the same constructions in comparisons using adverbs as those given by adjectives:• ‘than’ after a comparative adverbs Prices have been rising faster than incomes.
  13. 13. Comparatives and Superlatives: Uses• ‘the’ and a comparative adverb followed by ‘the’ and a comparative adverb. The quicker we finish, the sooner we’ll be home.• two comparative adverbs linked by ‘and’ He sounded worse and worse. He drove faster and faster till we told him to stop.

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