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Comparative And Superlative Adjectives

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Comparative and Superlative Adjectives

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    L-2: Comparative and Superlative Adjectives Comparative adjectives are used to compare two things or people to each other. •A bus is bigger than a car. •Bill is older than Harry. Superlative adjectives are used to compare one member of a group to the whole group. We use the with a superlative adjective. •The Nile is the longest river in the world. •In our class Maria is the oldest and Charlie is the youngest. 1. L-2: Complete each of the sentences below with the correct form of the adjective. Form One syllable (add : -er / -est) Two or more syllables : (add: more- less/most-least before the adjective) Two syllables ending in (the 'y' becomes 'i' before -er/-est) Irregular Adjectives : Please note: Adiective long nice hot famous interesting practical funny easy happy good bad much/many little far FORMATION Comparative longer than nicer than hotter than Superlative the longest the nicest the hottest more famous than the most famous less interesting than the least interesting more practical than funnier than easier than happier than better than worse than more than less than farther/further than the most practical the funniest the easiest the happiest the best the worst the most the least the farthest/furthest 1) Some two-syllable adjectives have two possible forms of comparison, for example: • commoner/more common • likelier/more likely • pleasanter/more pleasant • politer/more polite • simpler/more simple • stupider/more stupid • subtler/more subtle 2) Adjectives ending with a vowel and a consonant double the consonant • big - bigger - biggest except when the consonant is 'w'or 'y' • new - newer - newest. Jeremy is 10 years old. Jenny is 8 years old.
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    Jeremy is (old) Jenny. 2. The Alps are very high. They are (high) 3. An ocean is very large. It is (large) 4. A Rolls Royce costs a lot of money. A Twingo costs less. A Rolls Royce is (expensive) 5. John's results were bad. Fred's were very poor. Fred's results were (bad) 6. This exercise is not very difficult. It's 7. The weather is not good today. It's raining I hope the weather will be (good) 8. People are not very friendly in big cities. They are usually (friendly) 9. In a republic, the President is (important) 10. People say that Chinese is (difficult) John's. next week. in small towns. mountains in Europe. a sea. a Twingo. I expected. person. to learn than English. 11. I bought a new laptop. My last one was slow. My new laptop is the previous one. 12. From Kalka station, Shimla comes first. Then comes chail. Shimla is to Kalka station while Chail is 13. My friend recently took a hopping flight to USA which was for 18 hours. She slept for about 10 hours. Her son slept for about 7 hours only. Between mother and son, my friend while her young son slept 14. Rachel again stood first in the class. She has been constant in her performances. Racheal is kid in our class. 15. Jansie wore a branded dress for the party. Sophie wore a simple white one but still looked pretty. Sophie looked than Jansie.


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