Comparative and Superlative

Comparative
and
Superlative
1
Comparative and Superlative

When we compare things we use a
different form of the adjective:

fatter

fat

2

fattest
Comparative and Superlative

•We say that fatter is the comparative form of
fat – we are comparing them.
•We say that fatt...
Comparative and Superlative

Find the comparative and
superlative form of:
high

4
Comparative and Superlative

highest
higher
high

5
Comparative and Superlative

Find the comparative and
superlative form of:

large

6

long

warm
Comparative and Superlative

large

larger

largest

long

longer

longest

warm

warmer

warmest

7
Comparative and Superlative

Sometimes, instead, we use an extra
word before the adjective:
more
comfortable

comfortable
...
Comparative and Superlative

We say that more comfortable is the
comparative form of comfortable – we are
comparing them.
...
Comparative and Superlative

Most words of more than one syllable use more and most
What is the comparative form of misera...
Comparative and Superlative

Find the comparative and superlative form of:

unusual

intelligent

more unusual

more intel...
Comparative and Superlative

There are some exceptions:
• Words ending in –y add –ier and -iest

happy

happier

12

happi...
Comparative and Superlative

Some two-syllable words add –er and –est:
• clever and quiet add –er and -est

sssh

sssh
qui...
Comparative and Superlative

A few three syllable words add –ier and –iest:

unhappy

unhappier

unhappiest

unlucky

unlu...
Comparative and Superlative

A small group of words can add
-er and –est or use more and most:
common

stupid

narrow

cru...
Comparative and Superlative

A few words change completely in the
comparative and superlative:

good

bad

better

worse

...
Comparative and Superlative

A few words cannot have a comparative or superlative.

Why?
Because they are already absolute...
Comparative and Superlative

Some for you to try:
Find the comparative and superlative of:
small

smaller

smallest

popul...
Comparative and Superlative

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  1. 1. Comparative and Superlative Comparative and Superlative 1
  2. 2. Comparative and Superlative When we compare things we use a different form of the adjective: fatter fat 2 fattest
  3. 3. Comparative and Superlative •We say that fatter is the comparative form of fat – we are comparing them. •We say that fattest is the superlative form of fat. 3
  4. 4. Comparative and Superlative Find the comparative and superlative form of: high 4
  5. 5. Comparative and Superlative highest higher high 5
  6. 6. Comparative and Superlative Find the comparative and superlative form of: large 6 long warm
  7. 7. Comparative and Superlative large larger largest long longer longest warm warmer warmest 7
  8. 8. Comparative and Superlative Sometimes, instead, we use an extra word before the adjective: more comfortable comfortable 8 most comfortable
  9. 9. Comparative and Superlative We say that more comfortable is the comparative form of comfortable – we are comparing them. We say that most comfortable is the superlative form of comfortable. 9
  10. 10. Comparative and Superlative Most words of more than one syllable use more and most What is the comparative form of miserable? and the superlative? more miserable 10 most miserable
  11. 11. Comparative and Superlative Find the comparative and superlative form of: unusual intelligent more unusual more intelligent most unusual most intelligent 11
  12. 12. Comparative and Superlative There are some exceptions: • Words ending in –y add –ier and -iest happy happier 12 happiest
  13. 13. Comparative and Superlative Some two-syllable words add –er and –est: • clever and quiet add –er and -est sssh sssh quieter quiet sssh quietest or clever cleverer 13 cleveres t
  14. 14. Comparative and Superlative A few three syllable words add –ier and –iest: unhappy unhappier unhappiest unlucky unluckier unluckiest 14
  15. 15. Comparative and Superlative A small group of words can add -er and –est or use more and most: common stupid narrow cruel gentle 15 polite shallow pleasant simple
  16. 16. Comparative and Superlative A few words change completely in the comparative and superlative: good bad better worse best worst 16
  17. 17. Comparative and Superlative A few words cannot have a comparative or superlative. Why? Because they are already absolute e.g. unique 17 perfect
  18. 18. Comparative and Superlative Some for you to try: Find the comparative and superlative of: small smaller smallest popular more popular most popular famous more famous most famous spotless spotless spotless well better best cruel crueller/more cruel cruellest/most cruel 18
  19. 19. Comparative and Superlative 19

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