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COLEGIO GARCÍA FLAMENCO Topic: “Comparative and superlative form” Student: Madeline Michelle Avelar Jiménez Teacher: Fanny Viera Subject: English Grade: 8º Date: 28/03/2014

Section: “A”

COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE The comparative form of an adjective is used for comparing two people or things (e.g. he is taller than me), while the superlative is used for comparing one person or thing with every other member of their group (e.g. he was the tallest boy in the class). Adjectives make their comparative and superlative forms in different ways, depending on the base adjective itself. Here’s a quick-reference guide to the spelling of comparative and superlative adjectives


In linguistics, the comparative is a syntactic construction that serves to express a comparison between two (or more) entities or groups of entities in quality, quantity, or degree; it is one of the degrees of comparison, alongside the positive and the superlative. The comparative is signaled in English by the suffix -er or by a word of comparison (as, more, less) and the conjunction- or preposition-like word as or than. The comparative is frequently associated with adjectives and adverbs because these words take the -er suffix or modifying word more or less (e.g. faster, more intelligent, less wasteful); it can also, however, appear when no adjective or adverb is present, for instance with nouns (e.g. more men than women). Ex: Logan Lerman is more handsome than Philip Seymour

SUPERLATIVE ď Š In grammar, the superlative is the form of an adverb or adjective that expresses a degree of the adverb or adjective being used that is greater than any other possible degree of the given descriptor. English superlatives are typically formed with the suffix est (e.g. healthiest, weakest) or the word most (most recent, most interesting) Emma Watson is the most beautiful woman in the world

The lion is the wildest animal in the jungle

Comparative and Superlarive  


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