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Comparative Endings
• Add –er to a word to compare two people,
places, things, or animals
• Add –est to a word to compare ...
tall
How does the word end?
Vowel & 2 consonants!
This is the way the end must be . . .
tall
Just add –er.
taller
The man ...
dry
How does the word end?
Consonant – Y!
This is the way the end must be . . .
dry
Change the Y to an I and add –est!
dri...
silly
How does the word end?
Consonant – Y!
This is the way the end must be . . .
silly
Change the Y to an I and add –est!...
funny
How does the word end?
Consonant – Y!
This is the way the end must be . . .
funny
Change the Y to an I and add –er!
...
small
How does the word end?
Vowel & 2 consonants!
This is the way the end must be . . .
small
Just add –est.
smallest
My ...
fat
How does the word end?
Short vowel & 1 consonant!
This is the way the end must be . . .
fat
See a short vowel and a co...
Comparative Endings
• Add –er to a word to compare two people,
places, things, or animals
• Add –est to a word to compare ...
Comparative Endings
• Add –er to a word to compare two people,
places, things, or animals
• Add –est to a word to compare ...
Comparative endings er_est
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Comparative endings er_est

  1. 1. Comparative Endings • Add –er to a word to compare two people, places, things, or animals • Add –est to a word to compare three or more people, places, things, or animals. • Don’t forget that some words will be spelled differently when endings are added.
  2. 2. tall How does the word end? Vowel & 2 consonants! This is the way the end must be . . . tall Just add –er. taller The man is taller than the boy.
  3. 3. dry How does the word end? Consonant – Y! This is the way the end must be . . . dry Change the Y to an I and add –est! driest The desert is the driest place on Earth.
  4. 4. silly How does the word end? Consonant – Y! This is the way the end must be . . . silly Change the Y to an I and add –est! silliest He is the silliest clown of all!
  5. 5. funny How does the word end? Consonant – Y! This is the way the end must be . . . funny Change the Y to an I and add –er! funnier My older brother is funnier than my younger brother.
  6. 6. small How does the word end? Vowel & 2 consonants! This is the way the end must be . . . small Just add –est. smallest My parakeet is the smallest pet I own.
  7. 7. fat How does the word end? Short vowel & 1 consonant! This is the way the end must be . . . fat See a short vowel and a consonant too, here’s the only thing to do: DOUBLE the consonant, add –er. fatter The fatter puppy eats the most food.
  8. 8. Comparative Endings • Add –er to a word to compare two people, places, things, or animals • Add –est to a word to compare three or more people, places, things, or animals. • Don’t forget about spelling changes when endings are added.
  9. 9. Comparative Endings • Add –er to a word to compare two people, places, things, or animals • Add –est to a word to compare three or more people, places, things, or animals. • Don’t forget about spelling changes when endings are added.

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