Grammar Toolkit Adjectives of degree What are adjectives of degree?
Grammar Toolkit Adjectives of degree Adjectives of degree show how things compare with each other. tallest taller the comparative degree, for comparing two things the superlative degree, for comparing three or more things tall the positive degree
Grammar Toolkit Adjectives of degree What are the different adjectives of degree? smallest wilder wildest sadder saddest safe safest lucky luckier
Grammar Toolkit Adjectives of degree For adjectives of one syllable, add r or erto make the comparative degree and estto make the superlative degree. slow slower slowest For some adjectives of two syllables, also add erandest. easy easier easiest narrow narrower narrowest For most adjectives of two syllables — and for all longer adjectives — add moreto make the comparative degree and mostto make the superlative degree. Adjectives that already end in a suffix always get more and most. active moreactive mostactive beautiful more beautiful most beautiful
Grammar Toolkit Adjectives of degree Add eror estto these sentences. Alice’s drink is cold____ than mine. This is the tough____ meat I’ve tasted. That was the silli_____ film I have ever seen. er est est Add moreor mostto these sentences. You couldn’t be _______ nervous than me. The _______poisonous spider in the world comes from Brazil. Steffi does want to go skating but Voula is a lot_______eager. more most more
Grammar Toolkit Adjectives of degree Some adjectives are irregular — they don’t follow a pattern. better best worse worst more most less least Some adjectives cannot be compared because they describe something that cannot be changed. dead perfect excellent priceless unique right round
Grammar Toolkit Adjectives of degree • An adjective describes a noun or pronoun. • Adjectives of degree show how things compare with each other. There are three degrees of comparison: positive (one thing), comparative (to compare two things) and superlative (to compare three or more things). • There are rules for forming adjectives of degree (e.g. wide, wider, widest), but irregular adjectives don’t follow the rules (e.g. good, better, best). • Some adjectives don’t have comparative and superlative degrees (e.g. excellent). • In the following sentence, the adjectives of degree are red: I am fasterthan Jake, but Olly is the fastestplayer in our team.
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