Comparative and Superlative Adjectives

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  • 1. EDITED BY: KARLA ROMERO

2. ASAS (THE ADJECTIVE DOES NOT CHANGE) She's twice as old as her sister. I'm almost as good in math as in science. This book is not as exciting as the last one. The cafeteria is not as crowded as usual. Russian is not quite as difficult as Chinese. 3. THAN (SOME CHANGES ARE NECESSARY, DEPENDING ON THE NUMBER OF SYLLABLES THE ADJECTIVE HAS) This computer is better than that one. It's much colder today than it was yesterday. Our car is bigger than your car. This grammar topic is easier than most others. I find science more difficult than mathematics. 4. COMPARATIVE CONCLUSIONS Comparative is the name for the grammar used when comparing TWO THINGS The two basic ways to compare are using - as .. as - than 5. What happen to COMPARATIVE adjectives? How do they change? 6. ADJECTIVES My sister is much taller than me. It's colder today than it was yesterday. Rule 1: Add -er to the adjective. 7. 1-SYLLABLE ADJECTIVES big-bigger fat-fatter hot-hotter Rule 2: If the word ends in the pattern: consonant-vowel-consonant double the last consonant and add er. 8. 2- SYLLABLE ADJECTIVES My sister is funnier than my mom. Mark is happier than John. Cats are grumpier than mice. Rule 3: If the adjective ends in y, drop the -y and add ier. 9. 2-SYLLABLE ADJECTIVES The shops are always more crowded just before Christmas. Is there anything more boring than watching a bad movie? My sister is more careful with her writing than I am with mine. Rule 4: Use more with the unchanged adjective . 10. 2 SYLLABLE ADJECTIVES simple-simpler clever-cleverer narrow-narrower Rule 5: The comparative of some shorter 2-syllable adjectives can be formed with -er. Note:To be sure which comparative method to use, you will need to look up in a good dictionary. 11. ADJECTIVES WITH 3 OR MORE SYLLABLES Russian grammar is more difficult than English grammar. My sister is much more intelligent than me. I find math lessons more interesting than science lessons. Rule 6: use more with the unchanged adjective. 12. What happen to SUPERLATIVE adjectives? How do they change? 13. SUPERLATIVES Superlatives talk about one thing only and how it is the best, worst, in a group. You do not compare two things, You compare more than two. 14. 1- SYLLABLE ADJECTIVES My sister is the tallest in our family. Yesterday was the coldest day of the year so far. Rule 1: add -est to the adjective (plus the). 15. 1- SYLLABLE ADJECTIVES big-biggest fat-fattest hot-hottest Rule 2: If the word ends in the pattern: consonant-vowel-consonant double the last consonant and add est. 16. 2- SYLLABLE ADJECTIVES The richest people are not always the happiest. Which do you think is the easiest language to learn? Rule 3: If the adjective ends in y, drop the -y and add -iest (plus the). 17. 2-SYLLABLE ADJECTIVES Andy is the most careful person I know. This homework was the most simple assignment of the list. Tom is the most clever student in the classroom. Rule 4: Use the most with the unchanged adjective. Note: The superlative of some 2-syllable adjectives can be formed with -est. 18. ADJECTIVES WITH 3 OR MORE SYLLABLES Some people think that Russian is the most difficult language. Albert Einstein was the most intelligent person in history. You are the most irritating person I have ever met! Rule 5: Use the most with the unchanged adjective. 19. IRREGULAR ADJECTIVES Common irregular comparative/superlative forms: 20. Now you can be a better English student and why not .you can be the best. THANK YOU