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.
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.
Adjectives may be used to compare two or more people, places, or things.
Adverbs may be used to compare two or more actions.
Add the suffix er to short adjectives or adverbs to compare two.
Add the suffix est to compare more than two.
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.
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.
4. The red racer snake moves the (faster, fastest) of any desert snake.
5. The temperature in desert regions is (hotter, hottest) than in mountain regions.
7. A dingo is a ____ desert animal than an armadillo lizard.
8. The roadrunner runs the ____ of any bird in the desert.
6. The camel is (larger, largest) than a horse.
7. Camels can survive (long, longer) without drinking water than people.
11. It is ____ for a camel to walk on sand than for a horse.
Many stories have been written about camels living in the desert. What other information do you know about camels?
Special Forms for 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.
Special Adjectives That Compare
More than Two
Special Adverbs That Compare
More than Two
1. Dr. White is a ____ doctor.
2. He does his job ____.
4. Mom makes the (good, best) spaghetti of anyone I know.
5. The chocolate cake is (better, best) than the coconut cake.
8. He wrote (badly, worst) with his broken arm.
9. Thomas ran (worse, worst) in the second race.
1. They had a ____ time at the birthday party.
2. Margo ran ____ in the race.
6. The barber gave Tony a (good, best) haircut.
7. It was (worst, better) than his last haircut.
10. The storm (bad, badly) damaged the roof of our house.
11. He coughed (worse, worst) today than yesterday.
Write one sentence using good correctly and one sentence using well correctly.