C O M P A R A T I V E S <ul><li>TO COMPARE ONE OR MORE ADJECTIVES or ADVERBS </li></ul>
Comparative form of ADJECTIVES : MORE CARELESS LESS INTELLIGENT INTELLIGENT CARELESS + MORE - LESS 3 SYLLABLES AND MORE BI GG ER/ THI NN ER LUCK IER / HAPP IER B IG / TH IN LUCK Y / HAPP Y DOUBLE CONSONANT Y IER Ending in VOWEL + CONSONANT TWO SYLLABLE ENDING in Y TALL ER / LONG ER TALL / LONG + ER ONE SYLLABLE COMPARATIVE example adjective
COMPARING WITH IRREGULAR ADJECTIVES BETTER WORSE FARTHER/ FURTHER MORE LESS OLDER/ ELDER WORSE BETTER GOOD BAD FAR MANY/ MUCH A LITTLE OLD ILL WELL COMPARATIVE EXAMPLE
Comparative form of ADVERBS : BETTER WORSE FARTHER WELL BADLY FAR IRREGULAR ADVERBS Faster/ harder Earlier / later FAST/ HARD EARLY/ LATE + -ER EXCEPTIONS MORE quickly MORE intelligently QUICKLY INTELLIGENTLY MORE + MOST ADVERBS comparative EXAMPLES
SOME EXAMPLES OF ADVERBS HE finished it MORE QUICKLY THAN I could. She answered MORE INTELLIGEN TL Y THAN I could She writes BETTER THAN Shakespeare !
COMPARATIVE ADJECTIVES and ADVERBS + THAN ex: MY NEIGHBOUR’S CAR IS FASTER THAN MINE THESE STUDENTS ARE MORE PUNCTUAL THAN THOSE We can use THAN + OBJECT PRONOUN or THAN + SUBJECT + VERB Ex : she is taller than ME or she is taller than I AM Comparative adjectives do not always occur with THAN Ex:She prefers older boys older wines are better
SUPERLATIVES MOST EXPENSIVE MOST INTELLIGENT EXPENSIVE INTELLIGENT +MOST THREE SYLLABLES AND MORE BIG GEST / THIN NEST LUCK IEST HAPP IEST BIG/ THIN LUCKY HAPPY DOULE CONSONANT -Y -IEST ENDING IN CONSONANT- VOWEL- CONSONANT 2 SYLLABLES ENDING IN -Y TALL EST / LONG EST TALL/ LONG +EST ONE SYLLABLE SUPERLATIVE EXAMPLES ADJECTICE
SUPERLATIVES with IRREGULAR ADJECTIVES BEST WORST FARTHEST MOST OLDEST WORST GOOD BAD FAR MANY/ MUCH OLD ILL SUPERLATIVE example