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Comparative and Superlative

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Comparative
and
Superlative
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When we compare things we use a
different form of the adjective:
fat
fatter
fattest
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We say that fatter is the comparative form of
fat we are comparing them.
We say that fattest is the superlative form
of fat.
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Find the comparative and
superlative form of:
high
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high
higher
highest
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large long
warm
Find the comparative and
superlative form of:
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large larger largest
long longer longest
warm warmer warmest
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Sometimes, instead, we use an extra
word before the adjective:
comfortable
more
comfortable
most
comfortable
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We say that more comfortable is the
comparative form of comfortable we are
comparing them.
We say that most comfortable is the
superlative form of comfortable.
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Most words of more than one syllable use more and most



What is the comparative form of miserable?
more miserable
and the superlative?
most miserable
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more unusual
most unusual
more intelligent
most intelligent
Find the comparative and superlative form of:
unusual intelligent
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There are some exceptions:
happier happiest happy
Words ending in y add ier and -iest
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cleverer cleverest
quieter quietest
quiet
clever
Some two-syllable words add er and est:
clever and quiet add er and -est
sssh
sssh
sssh
or
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A few three syllable words add ier and iest:
unhappy unhappier unhappiest
unlucky unluckier unluckiest
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A small group of words can add
-er and est or use more and most:
common
gentle
pleasant
shallow
stupid
cruel
narrow
polite
simple
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A few words change completely in the
comparative and superlative:
good
better
best
bad
worse
worst
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A few words cannot have a comparative or superlative.
Why?
Because they are already absolute
e.g. unique
perfect
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Some for you to try:
Find the comparative and superlative of:
small
popular
famous
spotless
well
cruel
smaller smallest
more popular most popular
more famous most famous
spotless spotless
better best
crueller/more cruel cruellest/most cruel