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COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE ADJECTIVES. GRAMMAR. COMPARATIVE ADJECTIVES. We use the comparative to compare two people, places or things. Short adjective + ER. old  older young  younger CVC + ER (the final consonant is doubled) big  bigger hot  hotter

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comparative adjectives
COMPARATIVE ADJECTIVES

We use the comparative to compare two people, places or things.

  • Short adjective + ER.

old  older

young  younger

  • CVC + ER (the final consonant is doubled)

big  bigger

hot  hotter

  • Short adjective ended in –Y  -IER

easy  easier

heavy  heavier

  • Long adjective: MORE + long adjective

exciting  more exciting

beautiful  more beautiful

  • Irregular adjectives

good  better

bad  worse

  • We use THAN after the comparative form of the adjective.
  • John is taller than Mary.
  • A Ferrari is more expensive than a Fiat.
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Complete the following sentences. Use the comparative form of the adjectives in brackets.

  • Tiny is (tall) than Sky.
  • Sky is (good) at basketball than Tiny.
  • Tiny is (fast) than Sky.
  • Sky is (popular) than Tiny.
  • Sky’s feet are (big) than Tiny’s feet.
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Complete the following sentences. Use the comparative form of the adjectives in brackets.

  • Tiny is TALLER than Sky.
  • Sky is (good) at basketball than Tiny.
  • Tiny is (fast) than Sky.
  • Sky is (popular) than Tiny.
  • Sky’s feet are (big) than Tiny’s feet.
slide5

Complete the following sentences. Use the comparative form of the adjectives in brackets.

  • Tiny is TALLER than Sky.
  • Sky is BETTER at basketball than Tiny.
  • Tiny is (fast) than Sky.
  • Sky is (popular) than Tiny.
  • Sky’s feet are (big) than Tiny’s feet.
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Complete the following sentences. Use the comparative form of the adjectives in brackets.

  • Tiny is TALLER than Sky.
  • Sky is BETTER at basketball than Tiny.
  • Tiny is FASTER than Sky.
  • Sky is (popular) than Tiny.
  • Sky’s feet are (big) than Tiny’s feet.
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Complete the following sentences. Use the comparative form of the adjectives in brackets.

  • Tiny is TALLER than Sky.
  • Sky is BETTER at basketball than Tiny.
  • Tiny is FASTER than Sky.
  • Sky is MORE POPULAR than Tiny.
  • Sky’s feet are (big) than Tiny’s feet.
slide8

Complete the following sentences. Use the comparative form of the adjectives in brackets.

  • Tiny is TALLER than Sky.
  • Sky is BETTER at basketball than Tiny.
  • Tiny is FASTER than Sky.
  • Sky is MORE POPULAR than Tiny.
  • Sky’s feet are BIGGER than Tiny’s feet.
superlative adjectives
SUPERLATIVE ADJECTIVES

We use the superlative to compare more than two people, places or things.

  • Short adjective + EST.

old  the oldest

young  the youngest

  • CVC + EST (the final consonant is doubled)

big  the biggest

hot  the hottest

  • Short adjective ended in –Y  -IEST

easy  the easiest

heavy  the heaviest

  • Long adjective: THE MOST + long adjective

exciting  the most exciting

beautiful  the most beautiful

  • Irregular adjectives

good  the best

bad  the worst

  • We use THE before the superlative form of the adjective.
  • John is the tallest.
  • A Ferrari is the most expensive car .
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Complete the following sentences. Use the superlative form of the adjectives in brackets.

  • Al is (short).
  • Ed is (thin).
  • Al is wearing (colourful) clothes.
  • Ed is (tall).
  • Joe is (smart).
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Complete the following sentences. Use the superlative form of the adjectives in brackets.

  • Al is THE SHORTEST.
  • Ed is (thin).
  • Al is wearing (colourful) clothes.
  • Ed is (tall).
  • Joe is (smart).
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Complete the following sentences. Use the superlative form of the adjectives in brackets.

  • Al is THE SHORTEST.
  • Ed is THE THINNEST.
  • Al is wearing (colourful) clothes.
  • Ed is (tall).
  • Joe is (smart).
slide13

Complete the following sentences. Use the superlative form of the adjectives in brackets.

  • Al is THE SHORTEST.
  • Ed is THE THINNEST.
  • Al is wearing THE MOST COLOURFUL clothes.
  • Ed is (tall).
  • Joe is (smart).
slide14

Complete the following sentences. Use the superlative form of the adjectives in brackets.

  • Al is THE SHORTEST.
  • Ed is THE THINNEST.
  • Al is wearing THE MOST COLOURFUL clothes.
  • Ed is THE TALLEST.
  • Joe is (smart).
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Complete the following sentences. Use the superlative form of the adjectives in brackets.

  • Al is THE SHORTEST.
  • Ed is THE THINNEST.
  • Al is wearing THE MOST COLOURFUL clothes.
  • Ed is THE TALLEST.
  • Joe is THE SMARTEST.
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PICTURE IN COMPARATIVE ADJECTIVES EXERCISE:

“Oxford Spotlight 2”, Student’s Book.