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COMPARATIVES. COMPARISON OF ADJECTIVES. One-syllable adjectives and two-syllable adjectives ending in –y add –er. small nice big warm hot pretty dirty. small er nice r big ger warm er hot ter prett ier dirt ier. COMPARISON OF ADJECTIVES.

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comparison of adjectives
COMPARISON OF ADJECTIVES
  • One-syllable adjectives and two-syllable adjectives ending in –y add –er
  • small
  • nice
  • big
  • warm
  • hot
  • pretty
  • dirty
  • smaller
  • nicer
  • bigger
  • warmer
  • hotter
  • prettier
  • dirtier
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COMPARISON OF ADJECTIVES
  • We use more with two-syllable adjectives and longer ones
  • more interesting
  • more expensive
  • more dangerous
  • more common
  • more comfortable
  • more boring
  • interesting
  • expensive
  • dangerous
  • common
  • comfortable
  • boring
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COMPARISON OF ADJECTIVES
  • Some adjectives have irregular forms:
  • good
  • bad
  • far
  • better
  • worse
  • farther/further
comparative patterns
COMPARATIVE PATTERNS
  • We use as…asto say that two things are equal or unequal.

Our house is as big as yours.

It isn’t as cold as yesterday.

  • We often use a phrase with than after the comparison.

Fruit is healthier than cakes.

  • After than we use an object pronoun or a personal pronoun with a verb.

She is younger than me / than I am

He speaks English better than me / than I do.

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COMPARISON OF ADJECTIVES

Now let’s practise!

Use the adjectives given to compare the pictures.

practice 1
Practice 1

FRUIT

healthy

expensive

sweet

tasty

expensive

CHOCOLATE

practice 2
Practice 2

ENGLISH

FRENCH

difficult

easy

useful

beautiful

practice 3
Practice 3

SPAIN

cold

hot

big

populated

popular with tourists

CANADA

practice 4
Practice 4

COOKING

CLEANING

boring

useful

time-consuming

creative

good

practice 5
Practice 5

A BIKE

AN SUV

slow

cheap

eco-friendly

polluting

comfortable

practice 6
Practice 6

SNOWBOARDING

FOOTBALL

popular

dangerous

expensive

amusing

practice 7
Practice 7

GIJON

cosmopolitan

crowded

polluted

cheap

noisy

TOKYO

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