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Comparatives and Superlatives

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Transcript of Comparatives and Superlatives

Definition
An adjective is a word that describes a person,
an animal, an object or
a place.
Rules
Adjectives ending in
consonant
add ‘er’ and ‘est’.
Contrast
Introduction
Sentences
Comparatives
and
Superlatives

Objective
To use the comparative and superlative forms of both short and long adjectives.
Development
Paris is a
beautiful
city in France.
Sentences
They are
the

largest
animals on land.
big
beautiful
little
Rhinoceros are
big
.
This is a
little
puppy.
col
d
= colder / coldest

ligh
t
= lighter/ lightest
Adjectives that end in
consonant
and have only one vowel,
double
the consonant.
h
o
t = hotter/hottest

b
i
g = bigger/ biggest
Adjectives ending in ‘
e
’, add ‘
r
’ and ‘
st
’.
cut
e
+ r = cute
r
+ st = cute
st

wid
e
+ r = wide
r
+ st = wide
st
Adjectives ending in ‘
y
’ change it for ‘
i
’ and add ‘
er
’ and ‘
est
’.
happ
y
= happ
ier
/happ
iest
eas
y
= eas
ier
/ eas
iest
Long adjectives are preceded by

more
’ and ‘
the most’
.
modern =
more
modern/

the most
modern

interesting=
more
interesting/

the most
interesting
Activity
Sentences
It is the
most beautiful
place in Italy.
Short vs. Long
short intelligent
cold beautiful
hot interesting
tall modern
Examples
Alaska is
colder
than Hawaii.
The North Pole is the
coldest
place on the planet.
Bullet trains are
more

comfortable
than older trains.
The desert is the
hottest
place on Earth.
Activity 1
I. What is the
comparative
form of these adjectives? Choose from a, b or c.
1.- fat
a) more fat
b) fatter
c) fater
3.- silly
a) sillyier
b) more silly
c) sillier
5.- beautiful
a) beautifulest
b) beautifuller
c) more beautiful
Activity 2
II. What is the correct
superlative
form of these adjectives? Choose from a, b or c.
1.- short
a) shortest
b) shorter
c) more shortert
3.- tall
a) tallerest
b) more taller
c) tallest
5.- pretty
a) prettier
b) moer prettier
c) prettiest
Activity 3
Choose the correct forms to fill in the blanks.
1. Miguel's house is _________ than Mario's house.
a)
more modern
b)
most modern
c)
modernest


2. The grass is ___________ then the sidewalk.
a)
softest
b)
more soft
c)
softer


3. Chihuahua is the __________ state in Mexico.
a)
more cold
b)
coldest
c)
colder


4. Eduardo is nine. Yolanda is ten. Therefore Yolanda is __________ than Eduardo.
a)
more older
b)
oldest
c)
older


5. Sharks are the __________ animals in the ocean.
a)
most dangerous
b)
more dangerous
c)
dangerousest
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My name is Lily Cardoso.
Elephants are
bigger
than rhinos.
Venice is
more beautiful
than Paris.
2.- delicious
a) more delicious
b) deliciouser
c) more deliciouser
4.- slow
a) more slow
b) slowlier
c) slower
2.- exciting
a) excitingest
b) most exciting
c) excitinger
4.- wonderful
a) more wonderful
b) most wonderful
c) wonderfulest
a
c
b
c
a
Today, we have learned the rules for using comparatives and superlatives with both short and long adjectives.
Conclusion
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