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COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE ADJECTIVES.

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COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE ADJECTIVES.
ADJECTIVES
Adjectives are words to talk about nouns.
adjectives are divided according to their number of syllables ( 1 syllable: sad, 2 syllables: hap-py, 3 syllables: beau-ti-ful).
examples: big, small, heavy, expensive, etc.

COMPARATIVE ADJECTIVES
Comparative adjectives are words to talk about the difference between two animals, people or things.

To make comparative sentences we have to take in mind how long the adjective is:
for 1 syllable adjective we add -er at the end of the adjective
short: shorter
tall:taller
SPELLING RULES
Adjectives ending in -
e
add -
r
(nice: nice
r
)
adjectives ending in -
CVC

double
the last consonant and add -
er
(fat: fat
ter
)
two-syllables adjectives ending in -
y
drop the -
y
and add -
ier
(heavy: heav
ier
)
for two or more syllables adjectives we add the word
more
before the adjective (expensive:
more
expensive)
IRREGULAR ADJECTIVES
GOOD: BETTER
BAD: WORSE
FAR: FURTHER
COMPARATIVE STATEMENTS
Paula is tal
ler
than Annie.
Annie is short
er
than Paula.


A car is fast
er
than a bike.
A bike is slow
er
than a car.

SUPERLATIVE ADJECTIVES
Superlative adjectives are words to talk about differences between three or more people, animals or things.
to make superlative sentences of 1 syllable adjectives we add -
est
at the end of the adjective (tall: tall
est
).

SPELLING RULES
Adjectives ending in -
e
add -
s
t

(nice: nice
st
)
adjectives ending in -
CVC

double
the last consonant and add -
est
(fat: fat
test
)
two-syllables adjectives ending in -
y
drop the -
y
and add -
iest
(heavy: heav
iest
)
for two or more syllables adjectives we add the words
the most
before the adjective (expensive:
the most
expensive)
IRREGULAR ADJECTIVES
GOOD: THE BEST
BAD: THE WORST
FAR: THE FURTHEST
SUPERLATIVE STATEMENTS
The dog in the middle is the short
est
.



Ed is the tall
est
.
Now let's practice...
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