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Adjectives & adverbs (comparatives and superlatives)

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Adjectives & adverbs
(comparatives and superlatives)

Adjectives
An adjective is a word that describes a noun or a pronoun. It also gives us information about the qualities of something.

Examples
The
big
house.
The house is
big
.
A
strong
girl.
I am
strong
.

Identify the adjectives
How is the house?
How is the girl?

Many adjectives are related to nouns or verbs.

Examples
Beauty (noun) --> Beauti
ful
(adjective)
Use (verb) --> Use
less
(adjective)

Common mistakes and differences between Swedish and English
Two blacks cars (Two black cars)
Två svart bilar (Två svarta bilar)

Adverbs
Adverbs refer to different kinds of words with quite different functions.

Examples
She walks (verb)
slowly
He is
really
nice (adjective)

Identify the adverbs
How does she walk? She walks slowly.
How nice is he? Really nice.

Common mistakes and differences
That the students doesn't understand the meaning of an adverb
"Close the door gently."
Superlatives
Superlative is a form of adjective or adverb that express that a thing or a person has more of the particular quality than anything or anyone else of the same type.

Examples
Rich (adjective) - Rich
est
(superlative)
Fast (adverb) - Fast
est

(superlative)
Beautiful (adjective) -
Most
beautiful (superlative)
Certainly (adverb) -
Most

certainly (superlative)

Identify superlatives
Adjectives and adverbs with two or less syllables can be formed as a superlative through the suffix -est. To form adverbs and adjectives with three or more syllables to superlatives you may need to use "most" before.

Common mistakes
Most tall (tallest) Beautifulest (Most beautiful)



Comparatives
Comparative is a form of adjective or adverb that express the difference in amount, number, degree or quality.

Examples
Rich (adjective) - Rich
er than
(comparative)
Beautiful (adjective) -
More
beautiful
than
(comparative)
Fast (adverb) - Fast
er than

(comparative)
Truthfully (adverb) -
More

truthfully
than
(comparative)

I
dentify comparative
Adjectives and adverbs with two or less syllables can be formed as a comparative through the suffix -er. To form adverbs and adjectives with three or more syllables into comparative you may use the word "more".

Common mistakes
More tall (taller than) Beautifuler (More beautiful than)
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