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ADJECTIVES:COMPARATIVES & SUPERLATIVES

Adjectives give us more information about a noun.But sometimes those adjectives are about more than one noun.A comparative adjective compares two nouns, and “A” says which refers to the adjective better (note: “as…as”).

is (+er) thanis more/less thanis (not) as ___________ as

COMPARATIVE

A

A

B

B

*If the word is 3 syllables or more, you always use the middle style.

B

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ADJECTIVES:COMPARATIVES & SUPERLATIVES

The first noun usually refers to the adjective better.TALLMr. Matt is taller than Mr. Daniel.

COMPARATIVECLEANThe cat is cleaner than the dog.Slide3

ADJECTIVES:COMPARATIVES & SUPERLATIVES

There are a few rules you need to know about comparative and superlative adjectives.Short vowel? Double the consonant.Ends with “y”? Change to “i“ + “

er”.3 or more syllables? “more”, no “er”.There are some exceptions.big (bigger), hot (hotter)friendly (friendlier), tiny (tinier)

important (more important)good (better), bad (worse)

RULES

EXAMPLESlide4

ADJECTIVES:COMPARATIVES & SUPERLATIVES

The first noun usually refers to the adjective better.BIGTokyo is bigger than Taipei.

COMPARATIVEGOODMy test score is better than your test score.

FRIENDLY

Dogs are

friendlier than

wolves.

IMPORTANTHomework is more important than playtime.Slide5

ADJECTIVES:COMPARATIVES & SUPERLATIVES

A superlative adjective tells us which noun refers to the adjective the best/worst.They always start with “the”.There is also (usually) a noun after a superlative:(Chocolate is the best (what?). Chocolate is the best food). Like comparatives, you have two groups: one-/two-syllables and three-or-more.

is the (+est).is the most .is the least .

SUPERLATIVE

A

A

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ADJECTIVES:COMPARATIVES & SUPERLATIVES

Superlatives follow the same rules as comparatives.BIGRussia is the biggest country in the world.

SUPERLATIVESGOODChocolate is the best food.

FRIENDLY

Dogs are

the friendliest

animal.

IMPORTANTChinese is the most important language in Taiwan.Slide7

ADJECTIVES:COMPARATIVES & SUPERLATIVES

-ful (playful, colourful, joyful)-ed (scared, bored, tired)

-ing (boring, interesting)afraidfungood/badmore playful, the most playfulmore tired, the most tiredmore boring, the most boring

more afraid, the most afraidmore fun, the most fun

better/worse, the best/the worst

MORE IRREGULAR ADJECTIVESSlide8

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____ + erthe ____ +

estREMEMBER YOU HAVE 5 CHOICESmore/less ____

the

most ____the

least ____

* You cannot put them together to make “the most biggest” or “more taller than”

(not) as ____ asSlide9

ADJECTIVES:COMPARATIVES & SUPERLATIVES

big (bigger, the biggest)tall

(taller, the tallest)fun (more fun, the most fun)helpful (more helpful, the most helpful)boring (more boring, the most boring)tired (more tired, the most tired)good (better, the best)bad

(worse, the worst)

EVERY ADJECTIVE HAS A COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE.

A

C

B

tall

taller

the tallest

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