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Comparative and Superlative Adjectives

Some simple spelling rules for these sometimes tricky adjectives

Shane Kennedy

on 7 March 2011

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Transcript of Comparative and Superlative Adjectives

Adjective a word used to describe a noun. Comparative
Adjective used to compare the difference Superlative
Adjective used to compare three nouns, Five rules for
Comparative Adjectives 1. Single syllable

if the adjective is a single syllable,
simply add "er" small - smaller
hard - harder 2. Doubling last letter

if the adjective a single syllable
ends with a consonant, vowel, consonant
double the last letter and then add "er" is and fat - fatter
big - bigger 3. Ends in "y"

if the adjective ends in "y",
remove the "y" and add "ier" hungry - hungrier
happy - happier 4. Using More #1

if the adjective has two syllables or more
end in a "y"
add the word "more" before it and doesn't expensive - more expensive
awesome - more awesome 5. Using More #2

if the adjective ends in "y"
has three or more syllables
add the word "more" before it and satisifactory - more satisfactory
between two nouns. the end of the scale.
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