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Title: ADJECTIVES THAT COMPARE


1
ADJECTIVES THAT COMPARE
  • They compare two or more nouns.

2
Comparative Form
  • Compares only 2 things or people.

3
One syllable words...
  • Form the comparative by adding -er.

4
Two or more syllables...
  • Form the comparative by using more before the
    adjective.

5
Examples
  • Texas is larger than Florida.
  • Large is one syllable. Add -er to the end.
  • Is Hawaii more beautiful than Delaware?
  • Beautiful is 3 syllables. Use more in front.

6
Superlative Form
  • Compares more than two things or people.

7
One syllable adjectives..
  • Form the superlative by adding -est to the end of
    the adjective.

8
Two or more syllables...
  • Form the superlative by using most before the
    adjective.

9
Examples
  • What is the poorest country in the world?
  • Poor is one syllable. Add -er to the end.
  • George is the most curious of all monkeys.
  • Curious is 3 syllables. Use most in front.

10
WARNING!
  • Do NOT use more or most in front of adjectives
    already in the comparative or superlative form!

11
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  • Simon Bolivar is one of the (great) heroes of
    South America.

greatest
12
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  • He was (successful) as an older man than a
    younger man.

more successful
13
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  • The general was (wise) than before that struggle.

wiser
14
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  • Simon Bolivar was one of the (loyal) patriots.

most loyal
15
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  • The general cherished the (important) dream of
    all.

most important
16
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  • He is (famous) in Europe than in the United
    States.

more famous
17
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  • Maria Tallchief was one of the (noted) dancers in
    the world.

most noted
18
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  • Her Canadian tour was the (challenging) of all
    the tours.

most challenging
19
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  • Away from home, Tallchief was (homesick) this
    time than ever before.

more homesick
20
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  • Maria received the (marvelous) opportunity of all.

most marvelous
21
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  • The Russian composer Igor Stravinsky thought she
    was the (suitable) dancer for some of his ballets.

most suitable
22
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  • Tallchief is perhaps (memorable) for her role in
    Firebird.

most memorable
23
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  • George Balanchine gave her the (prominent) roles
    of all.

most prominent
24
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  • George Balanchine may be the (famous) ballet
    choreographer of this century.

most famous
25
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  • Some of his ballets are (inventive) than others.

more inventive
26
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  • Balanchine choreographed ballets to music that
    was (romantic) than Stravinskys music.

more romantic
27
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  • Dancing requires (hard) work than some other
    professions.

harder
28
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  • Only the (dedicated) dancers become professionals.

most dedicated
29
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  • Although ballets have music, scenery, and
    costumes, the (important) part is the dancing.

most important
30
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  • American ballet is often (energetic) than Russian
    ballet.

more energetic
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