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Basics of English Grammar

Comparative and superlative
forms of adjectives
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• Introduction
• What is a noun?
• What is an adjective?
• What is a syllable?
• Syllable – further examples
• Adjectives
• Comparative form
• How to built comparative forms?
• Superlative form
• How to built superlative forms?
• Summary
• Comparison chart
• Practice
• Superlative forms
• Comparative forms
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What is a noun?
Noun is a word which refers to a thing,
person, activity, place etc.
car
street
teacher
reading
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What is an adjective?
Adjective is a word which describes a noun
fast
big
expensive
car
adjectives noun
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What is a syllable?
Syllable is a part of a word containing vowel sound
read ing
read ing
1
st
syllable 2nd syllable
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Syllables – examples
1. One-syllable adjectives
2. Two-syllable adjectives
3. Three-syllable adjectives
fast big cheap long
hap
im
py cra zy dir ty
por tant won der ful
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What is a “comparative form”?
Comaprative form expresses the idea of ‘more’
fast -er
My car is fast.
But his car is faster.
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good
modern
“Comparative form”?
How is a ‘comparative’ form built?
long er
one syllable adjectives
two syllable adjectives
ending in -ly
funn
other two and three
syllable adjectives
irregular adjectives
for example ‘good’

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y ier
modern more
better
What is a “superlative form”?
Comaprative form expresses the idea of ‘most’
fast -est
My car is fast.
Your car is fast.
But his car is the fastest.
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y
“Superlative form”?
How is a ‘superlative’ form built?
long est
one syllable adjectives
two syllable adjectives
ending in -ly
funn
other two and three
syllable adjectives
irregular adjectives
for example ‘good’
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iest

modern modern most
good best
Summary comparison
long est
iest funn
modern most
best
long er
iest funn
modern more
better
long
funny
modern
good
comparative superlative
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List of adjectives

hot big thin
nice pleasant young
short intelligent lovely
kind happy attractive
exciting pretty unhappy
good annoyed careless
bad tasty perfect
tired upset terrible
ugly
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