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Comparatives and Superlatives (Adjectives)
Transcript of Comparatives and Superlatives (Adjectives)
To form the comparative and superlative forms
of a one-syllable adjective you should use the suffix "er" for the comparative and the suffix "est" for the superlative.
Juan is taller than Pedro
David is older than John
Diana's hair is longer than Luisa's hair
Antonio is the oldest man.
If the one-syllable adjective ends with a single consonant with a vowel before it, double the consonant and add the suffix of the comparative form "er" and the superlative form "est".
One-Syllable Adjective Ending with a Single Consonant with a Single Vowel before It
Homer is fatter than Bart
Marge is the thinnest of the Simpson family
Two syllable adjectives or more
Comparatives in English are formed by the adjective, plus the suffix "er". They are usually form by the word "than" and the noun that is being compared.
superlatives are formed by the adjective, plus the suffix "est" and the word "the".
He is the tallest man in the world
To form the comparative of two-syllable adjectives you have to use the word "more" and for the superlative the word "most".
Living in a city is more dangerous than living in a countryside
Meat is more expensive than rice
New Zealand is considered the most peaceful place to live.
Juan Manuel Santos is the most powerful person in Colombia.
To take into account
If the two-syllable adjectives ends with "y", you have to change it to "i" and add "er" for the comparative form. For the superlative form change "y" to "i" and add "est".
Two-Syllable Adjective Ending with "y"
Jenny is happier than Sara
Mothers are the busiest people in the world.
Manchester United is the best team in the world.
sunshine is worse than rain
With LY adverbs we form the comparative and superlative forms with more and most.
James works more quietly than Sam
She is the most carefully driver in the neighborhood
Comparatives and Superlatives