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Comparatives.3

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One-Syllable Adjective Comparative FormSuperlative Form
talltallertallestoldolderoldestlonglongerlongest
One-Syllable Adjective withFinal -eComparative FormSuperlative Form
largelargerlargestwisewiserwisest
One-Syllable Adjective Endingwith consonant + vowel +consonantComparative FormSuperlative Form
bigbiggerbiggestthinthinnerthinnestfatfatterfattest
My dog is
bigger
than 
your dog.My dog is
the biggest
of 
all the dogs in the neighborhood.Mary is
taller
than 
Max.Mary is
the tallest
of 
all the students.Max is
older
than 
John.
Of 
the three students, Max is
the oldest
.My hair is
longer
than 
your hair.Max's story is
the longest
story I've ever heard 
.
If the one-syllable adjective ends with an e, just add –r for the comparative form and –st for the superlative form.
One-syllable adjectives.
Forming Comparative and Superlative Adjectives
Form the comparative and superlative forms of a one-syllable adjective by adding –er for the comparative formand –est for the superlative.
My mother is
fatter
than 
your mother.Mary is
the fattest
person I've ever seen 
.Mary's car is
larger
than 
Max's car.Mary's house is
the tallest
of 
all the houses on the block.Max is
wiser
than 
his brother.Max is
the wisest
person I know 
.If the one-syllable adjective ends with
consonant + vowel + consonant
, double the last consonant and add –er for the comparative form; and add –est for the superlative form.
Max is
thinner
than 
John.
Of 
all the students in the class, Max is
the thinnest
.
 
Two-Syllable AdjectiveEnding with -yComparative FormSuperlative Form
happyhappierhappiestangryangrierangriestbusybusierbusiest
Two-Syllable AdjectiveEnding with -et, -er, -le, or -owComparative FormSuperlative Form
narrownarrowernarrowestgentle gentlergentlest
Adjective with Two or MoreSyllablesComparative FormSuperlative Form
peacefulmore peacefulmost peacefulcarefulmore carefulmost carefulgenerousmore generousmost generousimportantmore importantmost importantintelligentmore intelligentmost intelligent
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 
.Max's house in the mountains is
the most peaceful
in 
the world.Max is
more careful
than 
Mike.
Of 
all the taxi drivers, Jack is
the most careful
.John is
more generous
than 
Jack.John is
the most generous
of 
all the people I know.Health is
more important
than 
money.
Two-syllable adjectives ending in –et, -er, -le, or –ow take –er and –est to form the comparative and superlative
forms.
Adjectives with two or more syllables.
For adjectives with two syllables (excepting the ones mentioned above) or more, you form the comparative withmore and the superlative with most.Mary is
busier
than 
Max.Mary is
the busiest
person I've ever met 
.This morning is
more peaceful
than 
yesterday morning.The roads in this town are
narrower
than 
the roads in the city.This road is the
narrowest
of 
all the roads in California.Big dogs are
gentler
than 
small dogs.
Of 
all the dogs in the world, English Mastiffs are
the gentlest
.
Of 
all of John's victims, Max is
the angriest
.Max is
angrier
than 
Mary.John is
the happiest
boy
in 
the world.
Two-syllable adjectives.
If the two-syllable adjectives ends with –y, change the
to
and add –er for the comparative form. For the
superlative form change the
to
 and 
add –est.
John is
happier
today
than 
he was yesterday.
 
Irregular AdjectiveComparative FormSuperlative Form
goodbetterbestbadworseworstfarfartherfarthestlittlelessleastmanymoremost
To compare people, places, events or things, when there is no difference, use
as + adjective + as:
Ramona is
as happy as
Raphael.Einstein is
as famous as
Darwin.A tiger is
as dangerous as
a lion.AS + ADJECTIVE + ASPeter is 24 years old. John is 24 years old. Peter is
as old as
John.Moscow is
as cold as
St. Petersburg in the winter.
Exceptions.
Irregular adjectives.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
.
Equality.
Norway is
not as sunnyas
ThailandA bicycle is
not as expensiveas
a car.NOT AS + ADJECTIVE + ASDifference can also be shown by using
not as ...as
:Mont Blanc is
not as high as
Mount Everest.

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