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Comparison of Adjectives. Comparison. Which do you think is bigger : a lion or a tiger?. I don’t think a tiger is quite as big as a lion!. Compare. Mark is 6 years old. Heidi is 4 years old. Rick is 10 months old. Mark is young. Rick is the youngest. Heidi is younger than Mark.

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Comparison of adjectives

Comparison of Adjectives


Comparison of adjectives

Comparison

Which do you think is bigger : a lion or a tiger?

I don’t think a tiger is quite as big as a lion!


Comparison of adjectives

Compare

Mark is 6 years old

Heidi is 4 years old

Rick is 10 months old

Mark is young.

Rick is the youngest.

Heidi is youngerthan Mark.


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Compare

This sack of potatoes weighs 6 kg.

This suitcase weighs 4 kg.

These two bags weigh 8 kg.

The sack is heavierthan the suitcase.

These two bags are the heaviest of all.

The suitcase is heavy.


Comparison of adjectives

There are three degrees of adjectives:

  • Positive

  • Comparative

  • Superlative


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The Positive

The positive degree is used for one person or thing.


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The Positive

Paul is short.

Ann is thin.


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The Comparative

The comparative degree is used when comparing two persons or things


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The Comparative

Paul is shorter than Rick.

Rebecca is thinner than Ann.


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The Superlative

The superlative degree is used when we compare more thanthree persons or things.


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The Superlative

Mary is the shortest girl in class.

Rebecca is the thinnest woman in Malta.


Comparison of adjectives

Main Points


Comparison of adjectives

You add ‘-er’ for the comparative and ‘-est’ for the superlative of some adjectives.

cheap-cheaper-cheapest

hard-harder-hardest

weak-weaker-weakest

old-older-oldest


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If they end in ‘-e’, you add ‘-r’ and ‘-st’

safe-safer-safest

nice-nicer-nicest

close-closer-closest


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Some double the last letter.

big-bigger-biggest

fat-fatter-fattest

sad-sadder-saddest


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Some change ‘y’ to ‘i’

heavy-heavier-heaviest

funny-funnier-funniest

busy-busier-busiest


Comparison of adjectives

To compare adjectives with two or more syllables use

MORE in the Comparative

MOST in the Superlative

LESS in the Comparative

LEAST in the Superlative


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EXAMPLES

beautiful - more beautiful - mostbeautiful

careful - more careful - most careful

intelligent - more intelligent - most intelligent

generous - more generous - most generous

dirty-less dirty-least dirty


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The following are irregular

good-better-best

many-more-most

bad-worse-worst

ill-worse-worst


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Choose the correct answer


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bigger

Tokyo is _______than New York.

big

bigger

biggest


Comparison of adjectives

My sister is _______ than me.

older

old

older

oldest


Comparison of adjectives

Louise is the _____ singer in Malta.

best

good

better

best


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Ruth is the ________ girl in class.

friendliest

friendly

friendlier

friendliest


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purest

Only the ________ ingredients are used in our cakes.

pure

purer

purest


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Joan chose the _____________ dress in the shop.

most expensive

expensivest

more expensive

most expensive


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The monk’s habit was made of the ________ material I have ever seen.

coarsest

coarser

coarsest

most coarse


Comparison of adjectives

Fill in the blanks


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You certainly look much ________ than you did yesterday.

happy

happier


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He is the ________ person I know.

fattest

fat


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thin

thinnest

Jane chose the ________ slice of cake on the dish.


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Mark has little common sense.

Andrea has even _______.

little

less


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Yesterday Andrew was ill.

Today he is even ______.

worse

ill


Comparison of adjectives

WELL DONE!


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