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Title: Comparatives and Superlatives forms of adjectives and adverbs

Comparatives and Superlatives
forms of adjectives and adverbs
Comparatives can only be done with two. 2
people 2 animals 2 things 2
sign more - sign less sign the
same, as
One syllable adjectives sign tall er
than nice r than cute r than sad der than
big ger than short er than hot ter than
cold er than fast er than
Irregular adjectives and adverbs Good, well
-- better than bad -- worse than far -- farth
er than -- further than
Two or more syllable adjectives or
adverbs more than more modern than more clever
than less difficult than more beautiful than
- Less less tall than less difficult
than less important than
as as as intelligent as as wealthy
as as tired as When two things are not equal use
not as as Johns grades are not as good as mine.
Our cat is not as friendly as your dog is Our
son doesnt visit us as often as our daughter
Two syllable adjectives that end in y
change the y to i er happy
happier dirty dirtier easy easier busy busier
friendly friendlier
Comparatives with Nouns and Verbs
Nouns more non count than She has
more money than her sister less non count
than This tank holds less water.
more count than This class has more
students than the other class. fewer count
than This class has fewer students
As much non count as I eat as much
bread as you do. As many count as I have as
many classes as you.
The same count or non count nouns
as The same noun as I have the same dress as
you. Jimmy is the same height as Franck.
I am taking as many classes as Carla. I am
taking the same number of classes as Carla.
I drink as much water as you. I drank the
same amount of water as you.
Similar to Different from

Noun 1 verb like noun 2 Pedro looks
like his sister. Noun 1 noun 2 verb
alike Natalia and Maria look alike.
We often use the verbs of perception with
like and alike look sound smell taste feel seem We
can also use verbs like act, like, sing like,
dress like, be like
To be like I am like my sister in many ways.
Verbs verb more than I exercise more
than you. verb less than I eat less than
you. verb as much as I drink as much as you
The more, the more the more, the
merrier the bigger, the better The more they
practice, the better they play. The older you
are, the harder it is to learn a foreign language.
More and more This class is getting more and
more difficult. Gas is getting more and more
expensive every day.
The superlative form of adjectives and
adverbs is used to compare three or more people,
places, and things the adjective or adverb
noun prepositional phrase The tallest student
in the class the most intimidating man I have
ever known
the happiest day of my life the easiest
exam I have ever taken Their sister is the
smartest of all.
the best the worst the farthest She is
the best student in her class. This is the worst
book that I have ever used in this class The
least interesting story
Superlative forms of nouns The most
non count The least non count I did the most
homework in the class. The most count The
fewest count I read the most books out of all
the students in the class
Superlatives of Verbs verb the
most Verb the least I understand the most. We
see our grandchildren the least often. She
danced the most at the party.
One of the often comes before a
superlative adjective. One of the selects one
item from a superlative group. That was one of
the happiest days of my life.
My family recently moved. Our new
apartment is a lot ----(large) and ---
(comfortable) our previous one. In fact, it is
--- (big) and --- (luxurious) apartment that we
have ever lived in. It has four bedrooms. My
bedroom is --- (small) of the four, but it has
--- (good) view of the park across the street.
My older sisters bedroom is next to mine. It is
---(same size) her bedroom in our old place. She
chose it because it is --- (close) to the
bathroom of all the bedrooms. She thinks she is
going to be first in the bathroom during the
morning rush. She spends ½ hour making herself
beautiful, which is --- (long) the rest of the
family combined and we hardly have time to brush
our teeth. In our new apartment, I guess I will
have to get up --- (early) my sister if I want to
get to school on time. The Essential of
English-Anne Hogue
Some adjectives and adverbs can not be
compared perfect, unique, dead, impossible,
infinite. They cannot logically be modified by
more or most. He was a unique student.
The end!