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Using Modifiers Correctly
Regular Forms
One-syllable modifiers and most two-syllable modifiers show the comparative form by the addition of
er
and the superlative form by the addition of
est
.
Regular Forms
Some two-syllable modifiers sound awkward with er or est and use more or most to make comparisons. Two-syllable words that end in ly use more or most.
Comparison
Adverbs and adjectives show three different levels, or degrees, of comparison.
Three Levels of Comparison
Superlative
Comparison of three or more things or groups.

Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system.
Comparative
Comparison of two things or groups.

Jupiter is larger than mars.
Positive
No Comparison made

Jupiter is a large planet in our solar system.
Positive

tall
soon
friendly
fast
Comparative

taller
sooner
friendlier
faster
Superlative

tallest
sooner
friendliest
fastest
Positive

joyful
briskly
famous
Comparative

more joyful
more briskly
more famous
Superlative

most joyful
most briskly
most famous
Regular Forms
Adjectives and adverbs that have three or more syllables use more and most to make comparison.
Positive

amazing
cheerfully
beautiful
Comparative

more amazing
more cheerfully
more beautiful
Superlative

most amazing
most cheerfully
most beautiful
Irregular Forms
Some adjectives and adverbs have irregular comparative and superlative forms. the forms of these modifiers to not follow a regular pattern.
Positive

good
well
bad
little
Comparative

better
better
worse
less or lesser
Superlative

best
best
worst
least
Homework
Comparison of Modifiers

-Posted on Classroom
Good or Well?
Bad or Badly?
Adjective

Good
She did a good job.

Bad
She has a bad knee.
Adverb

Well
She played well.

Badly
She badly wanted to win.
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