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CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS MILENIO

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COMPARATIVES: WE USE THE COMPARATIVE TO COMPARE TWO PEOPLE, THINGS OR ANIMALS
WHEN THE ADJECTIVE HAS ONE OR TWO SYLLABLES WE ADD ER TO THE ADJECTIVE AND WE
WRITE THAN AFTER THE ADJECTIVE.
EXAMPLE: SAM IS TALLER THAN TOM.
WHEN THE ADJECTIVE HAS MORE THAN THREE SYLLABLES WE WRITEMORE BEFORE THE
ADJECTIVE AND THAN AFTER IT.
EXAMPLE: MATHS IS MORE DIFFICULT THAN LANGUAGE.
SUPERLATIVES: WE USE THE SUPERLATIVE TO COMPARE MORE THAN TWO PEOPLE, THINGS OR
ANIMALS
WHEN THE ADJECTIVE HAS ONE OR TWO SYLLABLES WE ADD
EST TO THE ADJECTIVE AND WE WRITE THE BEFORE THE ADJECTIVE.
EXAMPLE: SAM IS THE TALLEST BOY IN THE CLASSROOM
WHEN THE ADJECTIVE HAS MORE THAT THREE SYLLABLES WE
WRITE THE MOST BEFORE THE ADJECTIVE
EXAMPLE: MATHS IS THE MOST DIFFICULT SUBJECT OF ALL.
SPELLING: THE ADJECTIVES THAT END IN VOWEL + CONSONANT WE DOUBLE THE
CONSONANT.
EXAMPLE: BIG- BIGGER FAT-FATTER.
THE ADJECTIVES THAT END IN CONSONANT +Y WE ADD IER
EXAMPLE: HEAVY-HEAVIER EASY-EASIER.

Irregular Comparative and Superlative Forms
Positive

Comparative

Superlative

good

better

best

bad

worse

worst

little

less

least

far

farther further

farthest furthest

COMPLETE
TH E CHART

adjectives

comparatives

superlatives

FAT
THIN
GOOD
BAD
EXPENSIVE
DIFFICULT
HEAVY
NOISY

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............. Jane’s hair is ................................... Athletes are usually ................................ John’s work is .................................... (hot) today..................................... (long) yours..... 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 An elephant is ........ A school is .......................................... (beautiful) that film star.................. 3 this athlete / good / athlete in the world ....... (noisy) a hospital............... B Complete the following sentences with the comparative form of the adjectives....................................................................................................................................................................................................... Our teacher is .............. Yesterday was ................................................................ 4 February / short / month / in the year ...................... 2 the pyramid / ancient / of the three ....A Complete the sentences with the correct comparative form of the adjective in brackets.................................................................................... 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Fruit and vegetables/healthy/chips ______________________ The countryside/quiet/cities ___________________________ Racing cars/fast/normal cars___________________________ Jeans/casual/suits___________________________________ Jamaica/hot/UK ____________________________________ Level 6 Maths/difficult/level 2 _________________________ Play times at school/noisy/lesson times _________________ Level 2 spelling/easy/level 4 _________________ C What is the superlative of each of the adjectives below? 1 healthy ____________________ 2 quiet______________________ 3 fast _______________________ 4 casual______________________ 5 hot ________________________ 6 difficult_____________________ 7 noisy_______________________ 8 easy_______________________ D Write sentences about the pictures............................ (strong) a kangaroo......................... Use the superlative form of the adjective 1 the girl / tall / of the three .......................................................................... (interesting) that one........................... (good) Mary’s...... This book is .................... 5 the red apple / sweet / apple in the bowl ......... 2 ........................ (famous) scientists..

1 I think Albert Einstein was the brilliant / more brilliant / most brilliant scientist in the world. 4 What is the most expensive / more expensive / expensive car in the world? 5 London is rainy / rainier / rainiest than Athens. 2 I am a good / better / best swimmer than my brother.E Circle the correct word. 6 The book was frightening / more frightening / most frightening than the film. 3 . 3 Mum is the busy / busier / busiest person in the family.

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