Adjectives<br />Comparative  &  Superlativeform.<br />
Tepic 2008<br />Tepic  1900<br />Tepic now and then…<br />
When we go shopping, for example, we often compare:products - That one is better than this one.prices - Yes, but that one&...
<ul><li>When we talk about what we like or prefer and give our opinions, we often compare:</li></ul>people - She&apos;s mu...
places - Oxford and Cambridge have the oldest universities.<br />Oxfor d University<br />Cambridge University<br />
DEFINITION<br />Adjectives  are words that describe or modify  another  person or thing in a sentence.<br />Comparative & ...
Comparative & superlativeform<br />USAGE:<br />We use the comparative and superlative form to compare and contrast differe...
Use the superlative form when speaking about threeor more objects  to show which object is &apos;the most&apos; of somethi...
Comparative & superlativeadjectives.<br />Generally in English they obey three rules:<br />1. They precede the noun there ...
Example 1:	<br /><ul><li>A brightsun (un sol brillante)
A wonderfulview ( una  vista maravillosa)</li></ul>Comparative & superlativeadjectives.<br />1. They precede the noun ther...
Comparative & superlativeadjectives.<br /> 2. They don’t change when it comes to genders .<br />Example 2:<br />A tallman<...
Example 3:<br />A beautifulflower<br />beautifulflowers<br />Comparative & superlativeadjectives.<br />3. They don´t chang...
Here is a chart showing how to construct the comparative form in English. Notice in the example sentences that we use &apo...
Two  Syllable  Adjectives Ending in &apos;-y&apos;<br />Example: happy - happier / funny - funnier<br />Example  Sentences...
Three  or  More  Syllable  Adjectives<br />place &apos;more&apos; before the adjective <br />Example: interesting - more i...
One Syllable Adjectives<br />place &apos;the&apos; before the adjective and add &apos;-est&apos; to end of the adjective (...
Three or More Syllable Adjectives<br />place &apos;the most&apos; before the adjective <br />Example: interesting - the mo...
Two Syllable Adjectives Ending in &apos;-y&apos;place &apos;the&apos; before the adjective and remove the &apos;y&apos; fr...
IMPORTANT EXCEPTIONS <br />Certain adjectives have irregular forms in the comparative and superlative degrees:<br />
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  1. 1. Adjectives<br />Comparative & Superlativeform.<br />
  2. 2. Tepic 2008<br />Tepic 1900<br />Tepic now and then…<br />
  3. 3. When we go shopping, for example, we often compare:products - That one is better than this one.prices - Yes, but that one&apos;s cheaper.<br />
  4. 4. <ul><li>When we talk about what we like or prefer and give our opinions, we often compare:</li></ul>people - She&apos;s much more intelligent than her sister.<br />
  5. 5. places - Oxford and Cambridge have the oldest universities.<br />Oxfor d University<br />Cambridge University<br />
  6. 6. DEFINITION<br />Adjectives are words that describe or modify another person or thing in a sentence.<br />Comparative & superlativeadjectives.<br />
  7. 7. Comparative & superlativeform<br />USAGE:<br />We use the comparative and superlative form to compare and contrast different objects in English.<br /> Use the comparative form to show the difference between two objects.<br />Example: New York is more exciting than Seattle.<br />
  8. 8. Use the superlative form when speaking about threeor more objects to show which object is &apos;the most&apos; of something. <br />Example: New York is the most exciting city in the USA.<br />Comparative & superlativeform<br />
  9. 9. Comparative & superlativeadjectives.<br />Generally in English they obey three rules:<br />1. They precede the noun there modifying <br />2. They don’t change when it comes to genders .<br />3. They don´t change when it comes to quantity <br />
  10. 10. Example 1: <br /><ul><li>A brightsun (un sol brillante)
  11. 11. A wonderfulview ( una vista maravillosa)</li></ul>Comparative & superlativeadjectives.<br />1. They precede the noun there modifying <br />
  12. 12. Comparative & superlativeadjectives.<br /> 2. They don’t change when it comes to genders .<br />Example 2:<br />A tallman<br />A tallwoman<br />
  13. 13. Example 3:<br />A beautifulflower<br />beautifulflowers<br />Comparative & superlativeadjectives.<br />3. They don´t change when it comes to quantity <br />
  14. 14. Here is a chart showing how to construct the comparative form in English. Notice in the example sentences that we use &apos;than&apos; to compare the two objects: <br />One Syllable Adjectives <br />add &apos;-er&apos; to end of the adjective (Note: double the final consonant if preceded by a vowel) remove the &apos;y&apos; from the adjective and add &apos;ier&apos; <br />Example: cheap - cheaper / hot - hotter / high - higher<br />Example Sentences <br />a)Yesterday was hotter than today. <br />b) This book is cheaper than that book. <br />Comparativeform<br />
  15. 15. Two Syllable Adjectives Ending in &apos;-y&apos;<br />Example: happy - happier / funny - funnier<br />Example Sentences :<br />I am happierthan you. <br />That joke was funnierthan his joke. <br />Comparativeform<br />
  16. 16. Three or More Syllable Adjectives<br />place &apos;more&apos; before the adjective <br />Example: interesting - more interesting / difficult - more difficult<br />Example Sentences: <br />London is moreexpensive than Madrid.<br />This test is more difficult than the last test. <br />Comparativeform<br />
  17. 17. One Syllable Adjectives<br />place &apos;the&apos; before the adjective and add &apos;-est&apos; to end of the adjective (Note: double the final consonant if preceded by a vowel) <br />Example: cheap - the cheapest / hot - the hottest / high - the highest<br />Example Sentences <br />Today is the hottest day of the summer. <br />This book is the cheapest I could find. <br />Superlativeform<br />
  18. 18. Three or More Syllable Adjectives<br />place &apos;the most&apos; before the adjective <br />Example: interesting - the most interesting / difficult - the most difficult <br />Example Sentences <br />London is the most expensive city in England. <br />That is the most beautiful painting here. <br />Superlativeform<br />
  19. 19. Two Syllable Adjectives Ending in &apos;-y&apos;place &apos;the&apos; before the adjective and remove the &apos;y&apos; from the adjective and add &apos;iest&apos;<br />Example: happy - the happiest / funny - the funniest<br />ExampleSentences:<br />New York is the noisiest city in the USA. <br />He is the craziest person I know.<br />Superlativeform<br />
  20. 20. IMPORTANT EXCEPTIONS <br />Certain adjectives have irregular forms in the comparative and superlative degrees:<br />
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