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Title: Comparatives and Superlatives


1
Comparatives and Superlatives
  • 20127006 ???
  • 20127007 ???

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Main points (Unit 36)
  • Comparatives adjectives are used to compare
    people or things.
  • Superlative adjectives are used to say that one
    person or thing has more of a quality than others
    in a group or others of that kind.
  • Comparatives adverbs are used in the same way as
    adjectives.

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  • You use comparative adjectives to compare one
    person or thing with another, or with the same
    person or thing at another time. After a
    comparative adjective, you often use than.
  • EX) She was much older than me.
  • 2
  • You use a superlative to say that one person or
    thing has more of a quality than others in a
    group or others of that kind.
  • EX) He was the tallest person there.

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  • You can use comparative and superlative
    adjectives in front of a noun or after link
    verbs.
  • Ex)I was a better writer than he was.
  • It was the quickest route from Rome to
  • Naples.
  • Ex)My brother is younger than me.
  • This book was the most interesting.

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  • You can use adverbs of degree in front of
    comparative adjectives.
  • Ex) Now I feel a great deal more confident.
  • You can also use adverbs of degree such as
  • by far, easily, much or quite in
    front of
  • the and superlative adjectives.
  • Ex) She was easily the most intelligent person
  • in the class

A bit far a great/good deal a
little A lot much rather
slightly
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  • Note that you can put very between the and a
    superlative adjective ending in -est.
  • Ex) I was of the very highest quality.
  • 5
  • When you want to say that one situation depends
    on another, you can use the and a comparative
    followed by the and another comparative.
  • Ex) The smaller it is, the cheaper it is to
    post.

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5
  • When you want to say that something increases or
    decreases, you can use two comparatives linked by
    and.
  • Ex) Cars are becoming more and more
  • expensive.
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  • After a superlative adjective, you can use a
    prepositional phrase to specify the group you are
    talking about.
  • Ex)Henry was the biggest of them.

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  • You use the same structures in comparisons using
    adverbs as those given for adjectives
  • than after comparative adverbs
  • Ex) Prices have been rising faster than
    incomes.
  • the and a comparative adverb followed by the
    and another comparative adverb
  • Ex) The quicker we finish, the sooner we will
    go home.
  • two comparative adverbs linked by and
  • Ex) He drove faster and faster till we told him
    to stops.

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Main points (Unit 37)
  • This includes words like. asas, the same(as)
    and like
  • You use asas to compare people or things.
  • You can also compare people or things by using a
    link verb and a phrase beginning with like.

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  • You use as asto compare people or things that
    are similar in some way.
  • You use as and an adjective or adverb,
  • followed by as and a noun group,
  • an adverbial, or a clause.
  • Ex) The airport was as crowded as ever.
  • 2
  • You can make a negative comparison using not
    asas or not so as
  • Ex) The food wasnt as good as yesterday.

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  • You can use the adverbs almost, just,
    nearly or quite in front of as.as
  • Ex)He was almost as fast as his brother.
  • In a negative comparison, you can use not
    nearly or not quite before asas
  • Ex)The hotel was not quite as good as they
    expected.

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  • When you want to say that one thing is very
    similar to something else, you can use the same
    as followed by a noun group, an adverbial, or
    clause.
  • Ex)Your bag is the same as main.
  • If people or things are very similar or
    identical. You can also say that they are the
    same.
  • Ex)Teenage fashions are the same all over the
    world.
  • Ex) He did exactly the same as John did.
  • You can use the same in front of a noun group,
    with or without as after the noun group.
  • Ex)They reached almost the same height.

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  • You can use some adverbs in front of the same
    as or the same.
  •  
  • Ex) He did exactly the same as John did.
  • You can use the same in front of a noun group,
    with or without as after the noun group.
  • Ex)They reached almost the same height.

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  • You can also compare people or things by using a
    link verb such as be, feel, or seem and a
    phrase beginning with like.
  • Ex)He looked like an actor.
  • You can use some adverbs in front of like.
  • Ex)he looks just like a baby.

a bit a little exactly
just least less more
most quite rather
somewhat very
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  • If the noun group after as or. like in any of
    these structures is a pronoun, you use an object
    pronoun or possessive pronoun.
  • Ex)Jane was as clever as him.
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  • You can also use less and least to make
    comparisons with the opposite meaning to more
    and most
  • Ex) They were less fortunate than us.

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  • Practice (unit 36)
  • A-3
  • Our new house is bigger than the one we used to
    live in.
  • B-3
  • The game will certainly be much more exciting
    than it was last year.
  • D-2
  • We had never stayed in a more expensive hotel.
  • It was the most expensive hotel we had ever
    stayed in.

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  • Practice (unit 37)
  • A-2
  • Jeans mother is generous and so is jean.
  • Jean is as generous as her mother.
  • C-2
  • John is six feet tall and so is Henry.
  • Theyre the same height.
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