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MAKING COMPARISONS

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  1. MAKING COMPARISONS

  2. Comparative adjectives • One-syllable adjectives normally have comparatives ending in -er: • Old - oldercheap - cheaper • Two-syllable adjectives can have -er, especially ending in an unstressed vowel. • Narrow - narrowerclever - cleverer

  3. Longer adjectives • Adjectives of three or more syllables have more: • beautiful - morebeautiful • difficult - moredifficult • Two-syllable adjectives ending in -ing, -ed, ful, and -less: • tired - moretired boring - moreboring

  4. Superlative adjectives • One syllable adjectives normally have ending -est: • old - oldestcheap - cheapest • Some two-syllable adjectives are similar: • narrow - narrowest • clever - cleverest

  5. Longer adjectives • Adjectives of three or more syllables have most: • beautiful - mostbeautiful • difficult - most difficult • Two-syllable adjectives ending in -ing, -ed, -ful and -less: • tired - mosttired boring - mostboring

  6. Irregular forms • Adjective Comparative Superlative • good better best • bad worse worst • ill worse • far farther / farthest / • further furthest • old older / elder oldest /eldest

  7. Spelling tips • Adjectives ending in -e: + -r, -st. • late - later- latest • One vowel + one consonant: double consonant. • big - bigger - biggest • Adjectives ending in -yhave -ierand -iest. • happy- happier-happiest

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