Comparatives and superlatives - adjectives

Comparatives and superlatives
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Comparatives and superlatives
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What kinds of adjectives can we form?
  • Comparative adjectives: to show change or to make comparisons. Here, we use than to compare one thing with another.
    He is taller than me.
  • Superlative adjectives: to describe something as being of the highest degree.
    She is the smartest girl in the school.

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How do we form a comparative/superlative?
  • One syllable word [old, long]: we usually add -er and -est.
    old                older                oldest
  • Two or more syllable words [careful, interesting]: we use more and most
    careful               more careful            most careful
    interesting               more interesting               most careful   

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How do we form a comparative/superlative?
  • If an adjective ends in -: we add -r and -st.
    nice                nicer                nicest
  • If an adjective ends in a vowel and a consonant [big, fat]: we double the consonant
    big               bigger            biggest
    fat               fatter              fattest   

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But! Don't forget the irregular ones!
  • The adjectives good, bad, and far have irregular forms: 
    good              better                best
    bad                worse               worst
    far                  farther/further         farthest/furthest

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superlative
comparative
better
more handsome
smartest
happiest
nicer
worst

Slide 6 - Drag question

What are the ______ things to see and do? (interesting)

Slide 7 - Open question

Sorry, but my dog is ______ than yours! (cute)

Slide 8 - Open question

What's the ______ way to travel the world?(easy)

Slide 9 - Open question

My Xbox is _____ (fast) than your Playstation!

Slide 10 - Open question

My sister is the _____ (bad) driver, she can't drive at all!

Slide 11 - Open question

My grandma is the _____ (old) of the family, she is 100 years old!

Slide 12 - Open question

I completely understand comparatives and superlatives now!
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Slide 13 - Poll