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Colombia is the Greatest Place in the World: Superlative Adjectives

Natalia Carolina Cifuentes Snchez

SUPERLATIVE ADJECTIVES
A superlative adjective expresses the extreme or highest degree of a quality. We use a superlative adjective to describe the extreme quality of one thing in a group of things. 1. One-syllabe adjectives and two-syllabe adjectives ending in y
ADJECTIVE SUPERLATIVE

Old
Big Large Tidy

The oldest
The biggest The largest The tidiest

2. Other-two syllabe adjectives and longer adjectives

ADJECTIVE
Popular Interesting Expensive Polluted

SUPERLATIVE
The most popular The most interesting The most expensive The most polluted

3. Irregular forms

ADJECTIVE Bad

SUPERLATIVE The worst

Good
Far

The best
The furthest / the farthest

Remember
1. With short vowels (a, i, o) the final consonant doubles: fat the fattest big the biggest
2. If the adjective ends in e, we only add est fine the finest cute the cutest 3. y changes to iest friendly the friendliest busy the busiest

COMMON PHRASES WITH SUPERLATIVES


1. By far the most./-est Brazil is by far the largest country in South America.

2. One of the most/-est Baghdag is one of the oldest cities in the world
3. The second/third most/-est Cali is the third most popular city in Colombia. 4. The least The bus is the least means of transport in the city.

1. This is a HIGH school = This is the _________ school in London. 2. That was an EASY exercise = That was the _________ exercise of the test. 3. This is a COMFORTABLE armchair = This is the _________ armchair in this shop. 4. This is a BIG cheese burger = This is the _________ cheese burger of the McDonald's Company. 5. That was a very BAD conversation = That was the _________ conversation I have had. 6. That was a DIFFICULT exercise = That was the _________ exercise of the test. 7. He's got a GOOD pen = He's got the _________ pen of the class. 8. This is an INDIFFERENT pupil = This is the _________ pupil of my class. 9. He is a FUNNY boy = He is the _________ boy in the world. 10. He is LESS young than the others = He is the _________ young of my class.

a. This building is very old. Its the _________ building in the town. b. It was a very happy day. It was _________ of my life. c. Its a very good film. Its _________ Ive seen. d. It was a very bad mistake. It was _________ in my life. e. It was a very cold day. It was _________ of the year. f. Shes a popular singer. Shes _________ in the country. g. Hes a very boring person. Hes _________ I know. h. This house is very big. It is _________ Ive lived in. i. My cousin is very tall. He is _________ I have. j. Laura is a very pretty girl. She is _________ I know.

Complete the sentences with the correct form of the adjective in brackets:
a. We like wearing the ____________________ (late) fashion. b. These trousers are ____________________ (comfortable) than those jeans.

c. She is ______________________ (happy) now than he was last year.


d. You are the ________________________ (pretty) girl in class. e. My grandma is _______________________ (old) than my grandpa.

f. The red dress is the ______________________ (attractive) in the shop.


g. I always tell the _______________________ (fun) jokes. h. Your hair is ____________________ (curly) than my hair.

i. My hair is ______________________ (short) than yours.

Choose the correct answer


Who is shorter than / the shortest person in your family?

c. Who is more independent than / the most independent person you know?
d. These sofas are more comfortable than / the most comfortable ours. e. My brother is taller than / the tallest in the class. f. Is Jasons dog older than / the oldest yours? g. Who is the best / better than singer in the world? h. We are younger than / the youngest the rest of the class.

i. My hair is the straightest / straighter than your hair.


j. He is more popular / the most popular singer in the world.