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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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Comparatives

COMPARATIVES


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


Comparison of adjectives1

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


Comparison of adjectives2

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.


Comparison of adjectives3

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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