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Comparative Adjectives

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Transcript of Comparative Adjectives

Adjectives ending in
-Y
Change
-y

to
-i
+
er
Time to practise
one syllable
Comparative Adjectives
Use
comparative adjectives
+
than
to compare two

people/things.

Adjective
+
er
One syllable
cheap Cheap
er
fast fast
er
large larg
er
quiet quiet
er
young young
er
cold cold
er
small small
er
strong strong
er
tall tall
er
weak weak
er
short short
er
hard hard
er
long long
er
late lat
er
A Ford Ka is cheap
er than
a Mercedes.
A giraffe is tall
er than
a zebra.
A snake is long
er than
a hamster.
ending in one vowel + one consonant:
double the consonant

+

er
big big
g
er
fat fat
t
er
thin thi
n
n
er
hot hot
t
er
wet wet
t
er
An elephant is big
g
er than
a tiger.
Mexico is hot
t
er than
Canada.
London is wet
t
er than
Buenos Aires.
happy happ
i
er
sunny sunn
i
er
dry dr
i
er
rainy rain
i
er
easy eas
i
er
lucky luck
i
er
early earl
i
er
pretty prett
i
er
Angelina is prett
i
er than
Barbara.
Madrid is sunn
i
er than
Moscow.
The girl is happ
i
er than
the baby.
Two or more syllables
more/less
+ adjective
difficult
more/ less
difficult
interesting
more/ less
interesting
important
more/ less
important
beautiful
more/ less
beautiful
intelligent
more/ less
intelligent
modern
more/ less
modern
comfortable
more/less
comfortable
expensive
more/ less
expensive
patient
more/ less
patient
Irregular adjectives
good better
bad worse
far farther/ further
little less
much/ many more
old (family members) elder
ill worse
You´re
more
patient
than
me.
A Mercedes is
more
expensive
than
a Ford Ka.
A mobile is
less
interesting
than
an ipad.
I think smartphones are
better than
computers.
This hamburger is
worse than
the salad!
Examples
Let´s compare
More examples
Well done!
Is studying grammar
more
difficult
than
studying vocabulary?
Which other examples could you add?
as + adjective + as
to compare two things that are equal
The jungle can be as hot as the Sahara.
My dog is as cute as my cat.
Paul is not as rich as Christina.
as big as
as beautiful as
as important as
as happy as
as fast as
as expensive as
as cheap as
1-Write as many sentences as you can using these clues.
cheetah- lion dogs- cats
dolphins- seals The UK- Argentina, Russia- The USA the desert- the rainforest
2- Watch this video and write a paragraph about wild animals.
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