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Comparatives and Superlatives Adjectives. Rosa Benavides Chávez. Comparative Adjectives. We form the comparative form by adding “ - er ” One syllable adjectives “ er ” Old --- old er cheap --- cheap er slow --- slow er Sean Connery is older then Alfonso Herrera.

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Comparatives and superlatives adjectives

Comparatives and SuperlativesAdjectives

Rosa Benavides Chávez


Comparative adjectives

ComparativeAdjectives

We form the comparative form by adding “-er” One syllable adjectives “er ”

Old --- older cheap --- cheaperslow --- slower

Sean Connery is older then Alfonso Herrera


Comparative adjectives1

ComparativeAdjectives

  • Two syllables adjectives ending in a consonant + “y” replace the “y” with “i + er”

    Easy -- easierheavy -- heavier

    The suitcase is heavier than the backpack


Comparative adjectives2

ComparativeAdjectives

Adjectives of two or more syllables + more

Modern - moremodern

Expensive – more expensive

Tokyo is more modern and expensive than New York


Superlative adjectives

SuperlativeAdjectives

We form the superlative form by adding “-est”

One syllable adjectives “the ........ est ”

cheap -- the cheapestslow -- the slowest

diamond gold silver

The silver ring is the cheapest

of all the rings


Superlative adjectives1

SuperlativeAdjectives

  • One syllable adjectives ending in a vowel + a consonant double the consonant

  • big -- thebiggesthot -- thehottest

    Venus Earth Mercury

    Venus is the hottest planet


Superlative adjectives2

SuperlativeAdjectives

Two syllables adjectives ending in a consonant + “y” replace the “y” with “i + est ”

Easy -- the easiest noisy-- thenoiest.

Pretty – the prettiest funny -- the funniest

teacher clown doctor

The clown is the funniest of all


Superlative adjectives3

SuperlativeAdjectives

Adjectives of two or more syllables + the most ....

Beautiful - the mostbeautiful

Important – the most important

The roses are the most beautiful flowers


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