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Title: COMPARATIVES AND SUPERLATIVES


1
COMPARATIVES AND SUPERLATIVES
  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE
  • CLAIRE WALLIS

2
COMPARATIVES
  • WE USE COMPARATIVE ADJECTIVES TO COMPARE TO
    PEOPLE OR OBJECTS.
  • JOHN IS TALLER THAN JIM.
  • THIS BOOK IS MORE INTERESTING THAN THAT ONE.

3
COMPARATIVES
  • 1 SYLLABLE ADJECTIVES ER
  • TALL TALLER
  • SMALL SMALLER
  • NICE NICER
  • DOUBLE CONSONANTS
  • THIN THINNER
  • FAT - FATTER

4
COMPARATIVES
  • 2 SYLLABLES WITH Y IER
  • HEAVY HEAVIER
  • TASTY TASTIER
  • TINY TINIER
  • CRAZY - CRAZIER

5
COMPARATIVES
  • 2/3/4 OR MORE SYLLABLES MORE
  • COMFORTABLE MORE COMFORTABLE
  • DANGEROUS MORE DANGEROUS
  • INTERESTING MORE INTERESTING

6
COMPARATIVES
  • IRREGULAR
  • GOOD BETTER
  • BAD WORSE
  • FAR - FURTHER

7
COMPARATIVES
  • IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THAT WE HAVE TO
    USE THAN AFTER THE COMPARATIVE.
  • JOHN IS TALLER THAN JIM.
  • LONDON IS MORE EXPENSIVE THAN CAGLIARI.
  • ITALIAN IS MORE DIFFICULT THAN ENGLISH.

8
SUPERLATIVES
  • WE USE SUPERLATIVES TO COMPARE ONE THING OR
    PERSON TO A GROUP.
  • JOHN IS THE TALLEST IN THE CLASS.
  • THIS IS THE MOST INTERESTING BOOK I HAVE EVER
    READ.

9
SUPERLATIVES
ADJECTIVE COMPARATIVE SUPERLATIVE
TALL TALLER THAN THE TALLEST
HEAVY HEAVIER THAN THE HEAVIEST
DANGEROUS MORE DANGEROUS THAN THE MOST DANGEROUS
GOOD BAD FAR BETTER THAN WORSE THAN FURTHER THAN THE BEST THE WORST THE FURTHEST
10
SUPERLATIVES
  • IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THAT WE HAVE TO
    USE THE BEFORE THE SUPERLATIVE ADJECTIVE.
  • JOHN IS THE TALLEST IN THE CLASS.
  • THIS BOOK IS THE BEST I HAVE EVER READ.

11
EXTRA
  • OTHER STRUCTURES
  • When we can use more it is also possible to use
    less.
  • This film is more interesting than the book.
  • This film is less interesting than the book.

12
EXTRA
  • OTHER STRUCTURES
  • We can also make negative and neutral
    comparatives.
  • John is taller than Jim.
  • Jim isnt as tall as John.
  • N Jim is as tall as John.

13
EXTRA
  • OTHER STRUCTURES
  • To make the negative we use the negative of the
    verb to be as adjective as
  • Jim ISNT AS TALL AS John.

14
EXTRA
  • OTHER STRUCTURES
  • In the superlative we can use the least when we
    can use the most.
  • This is the most interesting film I have ever
    seen.
  • This is the least interesting film I have ever
    seen.
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