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Comparison of Adjectives

Comparison of Adjectives

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Published by: Luisa Houses on May 09, 2012
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There are three forms of comparison: - positive - comparative - superlative 
A - 
Comparison with 
- positive - comparative - superlative 
clean cleaner (the) cleanest 
We use 
 with the following adjectives: 
Adjectives with one syllable 
clean cleaner cleanest new newer newest cheap cheaper cheapest 
Adjectives with two syllables and the following endings: 
Adjectives with two syllables,
ending in –y 
dirt dirtier dirtiest eas easier easiest happ happier happiest prett prettier prettiest Adjectives with two syllables,
ending in –er clev er cleverer cleverest Adjectives with two syllables,
ending in –le simp le simpler simplest 
Adjectives with two syllables,
ending in –ow narr ow narrower narrowest 
of the adjectives using the endings 
large larger largest 
leave out the silent -e 
big bigger biggest 
Double the consonant after short vowel 
sad sadder saddest dirty dirtier dirtiest 
Change -y to -i (consonant before -y)
shy shyer shyest 
Here -y is not changed to -i.(although consonant before -y)
B - 
 Comparison with 
more – most 
- positive - comparative - superlative difficult more difficult (the) most difficult  All adjectives with more than one syllable (except some adjectives with two syllables) and adjectives ending in –ing .Bori ng more boring (the) most boring  
C - 
Irregular adjectives  
- positive - comparative - superlative 
good better best bad worse worst much more most 
uncountable nouns 
many more most 
countable nouns 
little less least little smaller smallest 

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