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COMPARATIVES & SUPERLATIVES. Mónica Redondo Arias. 1. COMPARATIVE ADJECTIVES. My brother’s older than me. It’s more dangerous to cycle than to drive. 2. COMPARATIVE ADVERBS ( for actions ). People walk more quickly than in the past . 3. LESS + ADJECTIVE OR ADVERB.

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comparatives superlatives

COMPARATIVES & SUPERLATIVES

Mónica Redondo Arias

1 comparative adjectives
1. COMPARATIVE ADJECTIVES
  • Mybrother’solderthan me.
  • It’smore dangeroustocyclethanto drive.
2 comparative adverbs for actions
2. COMPARATIVE ADVERBS (foractions)
  • Peoplewalkmore quicklythanin thepast.
3 less adjective or adverb
3. LESS + ADJECTIVE OR ADVERB
  • I’mlessrelaxedthisyearthanI waslastyear.
4 not as adjective adverb as
4. (NOT) AS + ADJECTIVE / ADVERB + AS
  • Theservice in this restaurant isn’t as good as itwas.
  • Shedrives as fast as herbrother.
adverbs
ADVERBS

Adverbstalkabouthowwe do things

  • Peoplewalkmore quicklythanin thepast.
  • He speaksfasterthanhissister
comparative with less
COMPARATIVE WITH “LESS”

LESS + ADJECTIVE OR ADVERB

  • I’mlessrelaxedthisyearthanI waslastyear.
  • ThisPicasso’spaintingislessoldthanthis Van Gogh’s.
  • Sheplayslessbeautifullythanherbrother.
not as adjective adverb as
(NOT) AS + ADJECTIVE / ADVERB…. AS

Anappleisashealthyas a pear.

He ranasfastashim

=

Thewhitewineisn’t as expensiveasthe red wine.

make the comparative
MAKE THE COMPARATIVE

Modern computers are much _______ theearlyones (fast)

FASTER THAN

I’m _________ thisweek ________ lastweek. (busy)

BUSIER

THAN

Newcatsleis _______ from London ______ Leeds (far)

FURTHER

THAN

I thoughtthe 3rd Men in Black was ________________thefirsttwo. (bad)

WORSE THAN

I’mnotlazy – I justwork _______________ you! (slowly)

MORE SLOWLY THAN

Your bag isnicerthan mine. My bag isn’t ___________________ (as…. as)

AS NICE AS YOURS.

Tokyioisbiggerthan London. London isn’t _____________________ (as…as)

AS BIG AS TOKYO

superlatives
SUPERLATIVES

We use IN+ names of places.

Thisisthenoisiestcityintheworld.

ThisisthenoisiestcityOFtheworld.

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EVER

Weoften use THE + superlativewiththe PRESENT PERFECT + EVER.

ThisisthemostromanticdinnerI’veeverhad.

ThisisthemostromanticdinnerI’veneverhad

make the superlative
MAKE THE SUPERLATIVE

Thais are _____________ peopleI’veevermet. (polite)

THE MOST POLITE

Yesterdaywas _______________ day of theyear. (hot)

THE HOTTEST

THE WORST

Thisis ______________ time to drive tot he city. (bad)

THE MOST IMPORTANT

Thisis ___________________ part of theexam (important)

_____________ I’veeverflownisto Bali (far)

THE FURTHEST

That’sdefinitely ___________ film I’veeverseen (funny)

THE FUNNIEST

Rob’sdaughters are allpretty, but I think Emily is _________ (pretty)

THE PRETTIEST

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