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Superlatives. a VERY exciting thing to know!. What do Superlatives DO?. Show the highest “degree” in which an adjective can modify the noun. Example: positive comparative superlative good better best

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superlatives

Superlatives

a VERY exciting thing to know!

what do superlatives do
What do Superlatives DO?
  • Show the highest “degree” in which an adjective can modify the noun.

Example:

positive comparativesuperlative

good better best

pretty prettier prettiest/very pretty

ferocious more most/ very

ferocious ferocious

how about the latin
How about the Latin?

An adjective with –issim- or -rim- plus the 1st and 2nd declension endings

Example:

Positive

laetus, laeta, laetum

pulcher, pulchra, pulchrum

Superlative

laet-issim-us laetissima laetissimum

pulcher-rim-us pulcherrima pulcherrimum

pattern
Pattern?
  • It will follow 1st and 2nd Declension pattern

Singular Plural

M F N M F N

us a um i ae a

i ae i orum arum orum

o ae o is is is

um am um os as os

ōā ō is is is

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Murmilliones erant fortes,

sed retiarii erant fortissimi.