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Comparative and Superlative

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Jorge Ramirez

on 15 October 2012

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An adjective describes how something 'is'. For this reason, we usually use the verb 'to be' when using adjectives.
Adjectives are used to describe nouns. Example: He is a good doctor.
It's a big car. Adjectives Don't.
Adjectives don't have a singular and plural form OR a masculine or femine form.
Don't place an adjective after the noun Comparatives and Superlatives Ana Mike Robert Mike is taller than Ana
Robert is taller than Mike.
Robert is the tallest. One-Syllable Adjective Comparative Form Superlative Form
tall taller than the tallest One-Syllable Adjective -e Comparative Form Superlative Form
large larger than the largest vowel-consonant Comparative Form Superlative Form
big bigger than the biggest Two-Syllable Adjective Comparative Form Superlative Form
peaceful more peaceful than the most peaceful Ending with -y Comparative Form Superlative Form
happy happier than the happiest Forming Comparative and Superlative Adjectives Mary is taller than Max.
Mary is the tallest of all the students. 1 2 3 4 5 Mary's car is larger than Max's car.
Mary's house is the largest of all the houses on the block. My dog is bigger than your dog.
My dog is the biggest of all the dogs in the neighborhood. This morning is more peaceful than yesterday morning.
Max's house in the mountains is the most peaceful in the world. John is happier today than he was yesterday.
John is the happiest boy in the world. Exceptions. Irregular Adjective Comparative Superlative
good better best
bad worse worst
far farther farthest
little less least
many more most ! Mike is shorter than Robert.
Ana is shorter than Mike.
Ana is the shortest. A car is safer than a motorcycle.
A plane is safer than a car.
The plane is the safest. A motorcycle is more dangerous than a car.
A car is more dangerous than a plane.
The motorcycle is the most dangerous. A bear bigger than a cat.
A whale is bigger than a bear.
The whale is the biggest animal. A bear is smaller than whale.
A cat is smaller than a bear.
The cat is the smallest of the three. Adrian is angrier than Michael.
Tom is happier than Michael.
Adrian is the angriest of the three.
Tom is the happiest of the three. My house is ____________ (big) than yours.
This flower is _____________ (beautiful) than the rose.
This is the _____________ (interesting) book.
Non-smokers usually live ______________ (long) than smokers.
Which is the _____________ (dangerous) animal in the world?
A holiday by the sea is _______________ (good) than a holiday in the mountains.
It is strange but often a coke is _______________ (expensive) than a beer.
Who is the ____________ (rich) woman in the world?
The weather this summer is even _______________ (bad) than last summer.
Exercise Bob is ___________(YOUNG) than Homer.
Homer is_____________ (OLD) than Alice.
Alice is ____________(SLIM) than Bob.
Bob is__________ (SHORT) than Homer.
Homer is ___________(FAT) than Bob.
Alice is ___________(SHORT) than Homer.
Homer is ___________(UGLY) than Alice.
Homer is ___________(SLOW) than Bob.
Bob is ___________(TIDY) than Homer.
Alice is ___________(BEAUTIFUL) than Bob.
Alice has got___________ (LONG) hair than Bob.
Homer can play the guitar______________(GOOD) than Alice.
Alice can run_____________ (FAST) than Homer.
Alice draws _____________(BAD) than Bob.
Bob is _____________(INTELLIGENT) than Homer.
Homer is a ____________(INTERESTING) person than Bob.
Bob
25 years
55 kilos
1.59 mt Homer
39 years
95 kilos
1.55 mt Alice
9 years
35 kilos
1.20 mt Adrian Michael Tom
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