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Comparatives: Equality, Superiority and Inferiority

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Wilson Paredes Jr.

on 7 May 2014

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Transcript of Comparatives: Equality, Superiority and Inferiority

Comparative
Adjectives

WHEN WE TALK ABOUT TWO THINGS, WE CAN "COMPARE" THEM. WE CAN SEE IF THEY ARE THE SAME OR DIFFERENT. WE CAN USE COMPARATIVE ADJECTIVES TO DESCRIBE THE DIFFERENCES.
Ex: Anderson is TALLER than Vitor
We have three types of Comparative Adjectives:

- Superiority

- Equality

- Inferiority
Superiorty
Adjective + than

- Short

- Long

- Irregular

One-syllable adjectives: add -ER
Ex: Cheap / CheapER

One-syllable adjectives ending in "E": add - R
Ex: Nice / NiceR

One-syllable adjectives ending in Consonant - Vowel - Consant (CVC): double consonant + add ER.
Ex: Hot / Hotter

One- or two-syllable adjectives ending in Consonant + "Y": Replace "Y" with "IER"
Ex: HappY / HappIER
Short
Long
Two- or more syllable adjectives: more + adjective
Ex: famous / MORE + famous
Inferiority
Less + Adjective + Than
Ex: Today is less hot than yesterday
Equality
As + Adjective + As
Ex: Today is as hot as yesterday
Irregular
Don't follow the rules

Good - Better
Bad - Worse
Far - Farther / Further
Examples:
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