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COMPARATIVES Comparing two objects, people or places. If the adjective is one syllable or two syllables ending in “y”, add “er” to form the comparative. I.

Subject + verb + adjective+ er + than + object. My room is cleaner than your room. Your shoes are dirtier than my shoes.


COMPARATIVES Bill is taller than Charlie. Bill

Charlie

The princess is prettier than the witch.


COMPARATIVES I.

If the adjective has 2 syllables not ending in “y” or 3 or more syllables the comparison is formed using “more” or “less”. Subject + verb + more + adjective + than + object. Subject + verb + less + adjective + than + object.


COMPARATIVES Flying business class is more comfortable than tourist class.


COMPARATIVES A Kia pop is less expensive than a Mercedes Benz.


SUPERLATIVES Comparing three or more objects, people or places. 1.

If the adjective is one syllable or two syllables ending in “y”, add “est” to form the superlative. Subject + verb + the + adjective + est + object. Chile is

the longest country in the world.


SUPERLATIVES Chen is the tallest.

Wong

Chen

Susan


SUPERLATIVES Most people think, Nicole Kidman is the prettiest actress. In my opinion, Julia Roberts is the prettiest.

Jessica Simpson

Nicole Kidman

Julia Roberts


SUPERLATIVES 1)

If the adjective has 2 syllables not ending in “y” or 3 or more syllables the comparison is formed using “most” or “least”. Subject + verb + the + most + adjective + object. Subject + verb + the + least + adjective + object.


SUPERLATIVES Flying first class is the most comfortable.


SUPERLATIVES According to Forbes Magazine, a Kia is the expensive car to own.

least

BMW

Kia

Toyota Honda

Jaguar


Comparisons “as … as” When comparing to similar objects or opposites, use “as – as”. Subject + verb + as + adjective + as + object.

Kiki is as tall as Tiki.


Comparisons “as … as” Charlie isn’t

as tall as Bill.

Bill

Charlie


Comparisons “as … as” Tourist class is not as comfortable as first class.

Comparisons  

Making comparisons