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Comparative and Superlative Adjectives By Gema V. Rosales Calvo
We use comparative and superlative adjectives when we want to compare and contrast things.
Forming Comparative and Superlative One-syllable adjectives Adjectives Form the comparative and superlative forms of a one-syllable adjective by adding –er + than for the comparative form and the + –est for the superlative. One-Syllable Adjective Comparative Form Superlative Form taller than the tallest older than the oldest longer than the longest *Mary is taller than Max. *Max is older than John. *My hair is longer than your hair. *Mary is the tallest of all the students. *Of the three students, Max is the oldest. *Max's story is the longest story I've ever heard.
Adjectives with three or more syllables For adjectives with three syllables or more, you form the comparative with more + adj + than and the superlative with the most + adj. Adjective with Three or More Syllables Comparative Form Superlative Form Generous more generous than the most generous important more important than the most important intelligent more intelligent than the most intelligent John is more generous than Jack. John is the most generous of all the people I know. Health is more important than money. Of all the people I know, Max is the most important. Women are more intelligent than men. Mary is the most intelligent person I've ever met.
Exceptions Irregular Adjective Comparative Form Superlative Form good better than the best bad worse than the worst far further than the furthest Italian food is better than American food. My dog is the best dog in the world. My mother's cooking is worse than your mother's cooking. Of all the students in the class, Max is the worst.
Now, Let’s Practise!
more generous John is ___________ (generous) than Jack.
older Lisa is ________(old) than George.
younger George is __________ (young) than Lisa.
the youngest Lucy is __________ (young) in the class.
more expensive That car is ___________ (expensive) than this car.
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