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Comparatives and superlatives

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Comparatives and superlatives

  1. 1. Comparatives and superlatives <ul><li>We use comparative adjectives to compare two things, two people, two places… </li></ul><ul><li>Barcelona is hotter than Stockholm. </li></ul><ul><li>And we use superlative adjectives to compare three or more things, people, places… </li></ul><ul><li>Stockholm is the coldest city in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>We use than after comparative adjectives and the before superlative adjectives. </li></ul>
  2. 2. Comparatives and superlatives: spelling rules, short adjectives <ul><li>We form the comparative by adding –er and the superlative by adding –es t. </li></ul><ul><li>Short adjectives ending in –e : we add –r to form the comparative and –st to form the superlative. </li></ul><ul><li>Short adjectives ending in a consonant + a vowel + a consonant: we double the last consonant and add –er to form the comparative and –est to form the superlative. </li></ul><ul><li>Short adjectives ending in a consonant + -y : we change the –y to –i and add –er to form the comparative and –est to form the superlative. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Comparatives and superlatives, spelling rules, long adjectives <ul><li>We form the comparative by adding more and the superlative by adding most in front of the adjective. </li></ul>
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    Jan. 28, 2015

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