Superlative

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COMPARISONS – ADJECTIVES

(COMPARATIVES – SUPPERLATIVE)

ADJETIVE

COMPARATIVE

SUPERLATIVE

ONE-/TWO-SYLLABLE ADJECTIVES

SHORT

BIG

NICE

SHORTER (THAN)

BIGGER (THAN)

NICER (THAN)

THE SHORTEST

THE BIGGEST

THE NICEST

-Y ADJECTIVES

EASY

EASIER (THAN)

THE EASIEST

MORE THAN TWO-SYLLABLE ADJECTIVES

SUCCESSFUL

MORE

SUCCESSFUL

(THAN)

THE MOST

SUCCESSFUL

IRREGULAR ADJECTIVES

GOOD

BAD

MUCH/MANNY

BETTER (THAN)

WORSE (THAN)

MORE(THAN)

THE BEST

THE WORST

THE MOST

FORM:

1-Witch one-syllable and two-syllable adjectives we add -er in then comparative and –est in the   superlative.

cold – colder (than) – the coldest

fast – faster (than) – the fastest

2- With adjectives of more than two Syllables we form the comparative witch more and the superlative witch the most

beautiful – more beautiful (than) – the most beautiful

difficult – more difficult (than) – the most difficult

3- Some two – syllable adjectives such as friendly, clever, etc. Form the comparative and superlative either witch –er/-est or with more/the most

clever – Cleverer (than) – the cleverest or

clever – more clever (than) – the most clever

4- Some Adjectives are irregular and change Completely in the comparative and superlative.

good – better (than) – the best

Spelling

1- Witch One-syllable adjectives ending in –e we add only –r in the comparative and –st In the superlative.

nice – nicer (than) – the nicest

2- Witch One-syllable adjectives that end in vowel + consonant, we double the last Consonant and we add –er or –est

3- With two-syllable adjectives that end in –y, We change the –y to –I and we add –er or       –est.

easy – easier (than) – the easiest

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