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one syllable + -er + -est

tall taller tallest

one syllable with the spelling consonant + single vowel +
consonant: double the final consonant:
fat fatter fattest
big bigger biggest
sad sadder saddest

two syllables + -er + -est
ending in: -y, -ly,

happy happier/ more happy happiest/ most happy
Note: Adjectives ending in '-y' like happy, pretty, busy, sunny, lucky
etc:. replace the -y with -ier or -iest in the comparative and superlative
form
busy busier busiest
three syllables or more + adj most + adj
more
important more important most important
expensive more expensive most expensive

IRREGULAR COMPARATIVES AND SUPERLATIVES

These adjectives have completely irregular comparative and superlative forms:

Adjective Comparative Superlative
good better best
bad worse worst
little less least
much more most
far further / farther furthest / farthest

How many sentences can you make? The words in the case can help you. I think that Michael Jackson isn’t ________________________ (good) singer. Mont Everest is _______________________________( high) montain in the world. The French teacher is ___________________(good) the German teacher. tall – heavy – dangerous – quick – beautiful– thin – long. ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ . This is the ______________________________(sad) film I’ve ever seen. Compare the animals. Mary is __________________________________(fat) person I've ever seen. My brother runs _________________________(fast) my sister My father is __________________________ (old) my mother. Steve is ______________________________(bad) liar I know. Hail is _______________________________ (bad) rain. Pepper is _____________________________ (hot) salt. My friend is _________________ ( beautiful) girl in this school. I’m ________________________ (good) student in my class. Mary's house is ___________________________ (tall) of all the houses on the block. Andy is _____________________( old) member of the family. Complete with the superlative The wale is _________________ (big) animal in the sea. An elephant is _________________________(strong) a giraffe Math is _______________________________ (easy) Writing. I’m _______________________________ (good) in math _____ my sister. My city is _____________________________ (beautiful) city of all.Comparison Practice Sweden is ____________________________ (cold) Saudi Arabia.