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Comparatives

 Comparatives are used to show the difference between two objects.


THE COMPARATIVE: USING –ER AND MORE
ADJECTIVES COMPARATIVE FORM
Adjectives with one Old Older Add – er to one syllable
syllable adjectives.
Cheap Cheaper Is an adjective ends in
one vowel and one
big Bigger consonant, doube the
cononant: fat, thin, hot
Adjectives that end in-y Pretty Prettier If an adjective ends in -
y, change the –y to i and
Funny Funnier add er.
Adjectives with two or Famous More famous Use more in front of
more syllables. adjectives that have two
Expensive More expensive o more syllables (except
adjectives that end in
interesting More interesting -y)
Irregular comparatives Good Better The comparative forms
forms. of good, bad and far are
Bad Worse irregular.

far Farther/ further


Remember

 When using a
comparative
you must
always follow
it with the
Word than.
Examples:

She is two years older than me.

New York is much bigger than Boston.

 When we want to describe how something or someone changes we can use two comparatives with and.

Examples:

The balloon got bigger and bigger.


COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE
Adjective Comparatives

subject + verb + comparative adjective + than + object.


subject + verb + comparative adjective + than + object.
Examples:
I'm feeling happier now.

We need a bigger garden.

 Use than when we want to compare one thing with another.


Superlative

 Superlative
are
used to show the
difference
between more
than two objects.
SUPERLATIVE EST AND MOST
ADJECTIVES SUPERLATIVE FORM

Adjectives with one Small The smallest If an adjective has 1


syllable syllable we add the
Hard The hardest ending – est.

Adjectives that end in-y Happy The happiest If an adjective ends


with a “y” remove the
Funny The funniest “y” and add- est
Adjectives with two or Beautiful The most beautiful If an adjective has two
more syllables. syllable or more without
Expensive The most expensive a “y” then add the Word
most before the Word.
Satisfactory The most satisfactory
Irregular superlatives Good The best There are a few
forms. exception.
Bad The worst

Far The farthest


REMEMBER
When using a
superlative you must
always precede it
with the Word the.
SUPERLATIVE ADJECTIVES
It's an adjective that takes a comparison to the highest degree.

subject + verb + the + superlative adjective + object.


subject + verb + the + superlative adjective + object.

Example:

My house is the largest one in our neighborhood. This is the smallest box I've ever seen.


Example