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Comparative and superlative adjectives

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Comparative and superlative adjectives

  1. 1. 1 • To identify the comparative and superlative forms of adjectives and to use them correctly in writing Objective
  2. 2. 2 Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the information. • The comparative form of an adjective compares two things or people.  • The superlative form of an adjective compares more than two things or people. Comparative and Superlative Adjectives
  3. 3. 3 • For most adjectives of one syllable and some of two syllables, -er and -est are added to form the comparative and superlative. Comparative and Superlative Adjectives (cont.)
  4. 4. 4 • For most adjectives with two or more syllables, the comparative or superlative is formed by adding more or most before the adjective. Comparative and Superlative Adjectives (cont.)
  5. 5. 5 • Never use more or most with adjectives that already end with -er or -est. This is called a double comparison. Comparative and Superlative Adjectives (cont.)
  6. 6. 6 • Some adjectives have irregular comparative and superlative forms. Comparative and Superlative Adjectives (cont.)
  7. 7. 7 Rewrite each sentence, correcting the comparative or superlative form of the adjective. Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the answers. Exercise 5 Identifying Correct Comparative and Superlative Forms 1. You can’t really say that my taste is worser than yours. 2. If someone has good taste in art, how can there be gooder taste? You can’t really say that my taste is worse than yours. If someone has good taste in art, how can there be better taste?
  8. 8. 8 Rewrite each sentence, correcting the comparative or superlative form of the adjective. Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the answers. Exercise 5 Identifying Correct Comparative and Superlative Forms (cont.) 3. You just don’t like my favoritest painter. 4. Does that mean that the one you like is more good? 5. First of all, my favorite is more young than your favorite. You just don’t like favorite painter. Does that mean that the one you like is better? First of all, my favorite is younger than your favorite.
  9. 9. 9 Write the correct comparative or superlative form of the adjective in parentheses. 1. Michelangelo was one of the (great) artists of all time. 2. He was also the (famous) artist of his own time. 3. Are his statues (good) than his paintings? 4. Which is the (fine) statue, David or the Pietà? 5. Michelangelo’s figures were (large) than life. Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the answers. Exercise 6 Using Comparative and Superlative Adjectives greatest most famous better finer larger
  10. 10. 10 Imagine that you are a movie critic. Write a brief comparison of three movies. Include both comparative and superlative adjectives in your writing. Close
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