Comparative and superlative adjectives
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Comparative and Superlative Adjectives. With Great Appreciation to my Grammar Three Students. Basic Adjectives. The most common adjectives in English. When we practice spelling the words correctly, our language improves (pronunciation and remembering the meanings).

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Comparative and superlative adjectives

Comparative and Superlative Adjectives

With Great Appreciation to my Grammar Three Students


Basic adjectives

Basic Adjectives

  • The most common adjectives in English.

  • When we practice spelling the words correctly, our language improves (pronunciation and remembering the meanings).

  • Listen and write. There will be about 30 words.

    If you have a pen and paper we can get started.

    Need more time? Click the or

    To start and stop


How did you do correct spelling

How did you do?Correct Spelling

  • good

  • bad

  • far

  • important

  • beautiful

  • new

  • high

  • old

  • great

  • big

  • small

  • large

  • young

  • long

  • little

  • intelligent

  • low

  • early

  • late

  • difficult

  • easy

  • short

  • fine

  • poor

  • rich

  • hot

  • cold

  • simple

  • complex

  • nice


Using an adjective in a sentence

Using an Adjective in a Sentence…

  • To describe a noun

    Example: Benji likes to sit on the black chair.

  • As an object in a sentence

  • Rashid is very young. We might think of this as the ‘base form’ of the adjective.

    To compare things and groups of things.

    Comparative:

  • Bahrain is smaller than Qatar.

    Superlative:

    Nasser is the smartest student in the class.


Adjective generally appear before a noun

Adjective generally appear before a Noun

Adjectives make your writing more interesting! Adjectives help the nouns come to life.


Adjective to compare nouns of the same kind or type

Adjective to Compare Nouns of the Same Kind or Type

  • It is common to see these comparatives ending in –er.

    Example: Ali is taller than his brother.

  • Longer (more syllables in the adjective) have more coming before the noun

    Example: Ahmed is more intelligent than his sister.


Remember the list of adjectives here is how they look and sound in the comparative form

Remember the List of Adjectives?Here is how they look and sound in the comparative ‘form.’

  • good-better

  • bad- worse

  • Important-more important

  • Beautiful-more beautiful

  • New-newer

  • High-higher

  • Old-older

  • Great-greater

  • Big-bigger

  • Small-smaller

  • Large-larger

  • Young-younger

  • Long-longer

  • Little-littler

  • Intelligent-more intelligent

  • Low-lower

  • Early-earlier

  • Late-later

  • Difficult-more difficult

  • Easy –easier

  • Short,-shorter

  • Fine-finer

  • Poor-poorer

  • Rich-richer

  • Hot-hotter

  • Cold-colder

  • Simple –simpler

  • Complex-more complex

  • Nice-nicer


Comparing time zones

Comparing Time Zones

  • Doha, Qatar time is one hour earlier than Abu Dhabi, United Emirates Arabia.


Critical parts of a comparative sentence

Critical Parts of a Comparative Sentence!

  • Don’t forget the verb (frequently ‘is’ or ‘are’)…

  • You must have ‘than’ before the second noun in the sentence.

    Rashid is younger than Mohammad Abdulla.

    Gold is more precious than silver.

    Diamonds are more valuable than rubies.


Superlatives the best use of an adjective in grammar

Superlatives!The BEST use of an adjective in grammar.

Sample sentence:

Water is the most important resource in the world.

Note: We still must have a verb and (this must be included) ‘in the….’

Get that pencil and work on these Superlative adjectives, listen carefully. Stop the recording if you need more time.


Another way of comparing

Another way of comparing

Salim is as tall as Ahmed.

What are all the moving parts?

  • Salim and Ahmed, proper nouns

  • Salim is the subject, Ahmed is being compared

  • Verb: is

    Your Turn! Write your own sentence using:

    Mohsin /car/ is / fast / Hamad / car.

    Mohsin and Hamad will be adjectives (telling us whose car it is) so add ‘s


And the sentence i was looking for

…and the sentence I was looking for:

  • Mohsin’s car is as fast as Ahmed’s car.

  • While this may upset Mohsin, notice where we can put the ‘not’ for a negative statement:

    Mohsin’s car is not as fast as Ahmed’s car.


Well done

Well Done!

You are among the best students in the world when you work and study harderthan anyone else in the world!

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  • Comparative adjective

  • Superlative adjective

  • the verbs

  • The phrases that HAVE to appear with comparatives and superlatives


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