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Superlatives

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Gabriel Martinez

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Transcript of Superlatives

Superlatives
Superlatives
She is
the tallest
person in the group.
Superlatives
The
sun is
biggest
in the solar system
SUPERLATIVES SPELLING RULES
Jupiter is
big
. It´s
the biggest
planet in the solar system.
Spelling rules
When the adjective ends in
-e
we only add
-st
.
For example
We use
the + superlative

adjective
to compare a person or thing with everyone/thing else in a particular group.
Superlatives
Spelling rules
With the majority of adjectives we simply add
-est.
For example
The church is very
old
. It´s
the oldest
building in the town.
These coats are
nice
but I think that is
the nicest
.
Spelling rules
When the adjective ends in
-y
we change the
'y'
to
'i'
and add
-est
.
For example
When you were my girlfriend I was the
happi
est
man in the world.
Spelling rules
When the adjective has one vowel and one final consonant we double the final consonant and add
-est
.
For example
Spelling rules
With long adjectives of two syllables or more we use
the most + adjective
.
For example
Money is
important
, but it isn´t
the most important
thing in life.
Spelling rules
Some short adjectives have
irregular
superlative forms.
For example
Good ---> The best
Bad ---> The worst
Far ---> The farthest/ furthest
Much ---> The most
Many ---> The most
Little ---> The least
Synthesis
There is more than one way to form the superlatives.
Good
Better
The b
est
More examples:
Mexican people are
the

friendl
iest
in America.
What´s
the
high
est
mountain in Mexico?
The

high
est
mountain in Mexico is 'Pico de Orizaba'
What is
the

fast
est
animal in the world?
The

fast
est
animal is the cheetah.
currently Poison Lamborghini is
the most
expensive
car.
Bibliography
Botton, David and Noel Goodey: 'Grammar in steps', ed. Richmond publishing, pp: 80-82
Murphy, Raymond: 'English grammar in use', ed. Cambridge, pp: 80-82
Exercise
Write the superlatives of:
Thank you for your attention
334B
Gabriel Martínez Chino.
Carolina Alegría Rodríguez.
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