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Comparing with er & est. Lesson 125. Comparing with er & est. Use er and est to compare how things are alike and different. Both adjectives and adverbs use er and est to compare. Comparing with er & est.

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Comparing with er est

Comparing with er & est

Lesson 125


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Comparing with er & est

Use er and est to compare how things are alike and different.

Both adjectives and adverbs use er and est to compare.


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Comparing with er & est

Adjectives may be used to compare two or more people, places, or things.

Adverbs may be used to compare two or more actions.


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Comparing with er & est

Add the suffix er to short adjectives or adverbs to compare two.

Add the suffix est to compare more than two.


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Comparing with er & est

Some adjectives change the spelling of the word when adding er or est. Adverbs do not change their spellings.

When an adjective ends in a consonant and y, change the y to i before adding er or est.


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Comparing with er & est

When an adjective ends with an e, drop the e before adding er or est.

When an adjective has only one vowel and ends in a consonant, double the final consonant before adding er or est.


Guided practice

Guided Practice

1. funny

funnier

funniest


Guided practice1

Guided Practice

2. slow

slower

slowest


Guided practice2

Guided Practice

4. The red racer snake moves the (faster, fastest) of any desert snake.


Guided practice3

Guided Practice

5. The temperature in desert regions is (hotter, hottest) than in mountain regions.


Guided practice4

Guided Practice

7. A dingo is a ____ desert animal than an armadillo lizard.

louder


Guided practice5

Guided Practice

8. The roadrunner runs the ____ of any bird in the desert.

fastest


Independent practice

Independent Practice

1. great

greater

greatest


Independent practice1

Independent Practice

2. rainy

rainier

rainiest


Independent practice2

Independent Practice

6. The camel is (larger, largest) than a horse.


Independent practice3

Independent Practice

7. Camels can survive (long, longer) without drinking water than people.


Independent practice4

Independent Practice

11. It is ____ for a camel to walk on sand than for a horse.

easier


Apply and write

Apply and Write

Many stories have been written about camels living in the desert. What other information do you know about camels?


Special forms for good bad

Special Forms for Good & Bad

Lesson 127


Good bad

Good & Bad

The words good and well are often confused in sentences.

Good is always used as an adjective.

Well is an adverb unless it is talking about someone’s health.


Comparing with er est

Special Adjectives That Compare

More than Two

One

Two

good

better

best

bad

worse

worst


Comparing with er est

Special Adverbs That Compare

More than Two

One

Two

well

better

best

badly

worse

worst


Guided practice6

Guided Practice

1. Dr. White is a ____ doctor.

good


Guided practice7

Guided Practice

2. He does his job ____.

well


Guided practice8

Guided Practice

4. Mom makes the (good, best) spaghetti of anyone I know.


Guided practice9

Guided Practice

5. The chocolate cake is (better, best) than the coconut cake.


Guided practice10

Guided Practice

8. He wrote (badly, worst) with his broken arm.


Guided practice11

Guided Practice

9. Thomas ran (worse, worst) in the second race.


Independent practice5

Independent Practice

1. They had a ____ time at the birthday party.

good


Independent practice6

Independent Practice

2. Margo ran ____ in the race.

well


Independent practice7

Independent Practice

6. The barber gave Tony a (good, best) haircut.


Independent practice8

Independent Practice

7. It was (worst, better) than his last haircut.


Independent practice9

Independent Practice

10. The storm (bad, badly) damaged the roof of our house.


Independent practice10

Independent Practice

11. He coughed (worse, worst) today than yesterday.


Apply and write1

Apply and Write

Write one sentence using good correctly and one sentence using well correctly.


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