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Comparatives and Superlatives

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Marco Rosas

on 21 August 2013

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Transcript of Comparatives and Superlatives

Comparatives and Superlatives
We use the most for long adjectives
(Two or more syllables)
My home is the most comfortable place in the world.

Loa River is the longest
river in Chile.

We use –EST for superlative forms of adjectives.
(for short adjectives-one syllable)
And we normally use the before a superlative.
Big- the biggest
Long-the longest
Tall-the tallest
Short-the shortest
Old-the oldest
Large-the largest

But some adjectives are irregular:

We use MORE for longer adjectives (two syllables or more)

Modern-more modern
Expensive-more expensive
Comfortable-more comfortable
Serious-more serious

We also use –er for two syllables words that end in –Y
(-y drops –ier comes)


We use –ER for short words (one syllable)


Comparing two things or people we use the
comparative forms of the adjectives.

-Mark is taller than John.
-This school is bigger than that school.
-I am older than you.

This is the most interesting
place in the city.

China is the most crowded
country in the world.

This building is very old.
It’s the oldest building in town.

Aconcagua Mount is the highest mountain in Chile.

A plane is more comfortable than a train.

Punta Arenas is colder than Puerto Montt.

England is bigger than Scotland

Julia is taller than Mary.
Mary is taller than Lucy.
Mary is the tallest.
Lucy is the shortest.


Who is funnier?

Who is prettier?

A Porsche is more expensive than a BMW.
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