COMPARATIVE

and
SUPERLATIVE
OF ADJECTIVES
To compare the qualities of two people or things,
we use comparative adjectives.
To compare a person or thing within a group,
we use superlative of adjectives.
adjective + er
the adjective + est
Small Smaller The Smallest
Tall
Short
The Shortest
Shorter
Adjectives with one syllable or two syllables but end in –y  +er
small + er
tall + er
cold + er
light + er
one syllable
heavy + er
lucky + er
easy + er
two syllables end in -y
COMPARATIVE ADJECTIVES
heavier
luckier
easier
One syllable adjectives that end in a vowel + a consonant
big + er
hot + er
sad +er
one syllable end in one vowel + one consonant
bigger
hotter
sadder
COMPARATIVE ADJECTIVES
(a,e,i,o,u) (b,c,d,f,g,h,j,k...)
Adjectives with two or more syllables
useful
beatiful
interesting
2 or more syllables
more useful
more beatiful
more interesting
COMPARATIVE ADJECTIVES
MORE
To make comparation we add « than »
COMPARATIVE ADJECTIVES
Ace is smaller than Alfa.
Ace
Alfa
To make comparation we add « than »
COMPARATIVE ADJECTIVES
John’s shoes are bigger than Kate’s shoes.
John’s shoes
Kate’s shoes
Pingping
Bao
Tall
Short
Pingping is shorter than Bao.
Bao is taller than Pingping.
Thin
Fat
Yellow cat is thinner than white cat.
White cat is fatter than yellow cat.
Ugly
Beatiful
Cactus is uglier than rose.
Rose is more beatiful than cactus.
Irregular adjective forms
good
bad
far
irregular forms
better
worse
farther/further
COMPARATIVE ADJECTIVES
much
more
little
less
Adjectives with one syllable or two syllables but end in –y  +er
small + est
tall + est
cold + est
light + est
one syllable
heavy + est
lucky + est
easy + est
two syllables end in -y
SUPERLATIVE ADJECTIVES
heaviest
luckiest
easiest
One syllable adjectives that end in a vowel + a consonant
big + est
hot + est
sad +est
one syllable end in one vowel + one consonant
biggest
hottest
saddest
SUPERLATIVE ADJECTIVES
(a,e,i,o,u) (b,c,d,f,g,h,j,k...)
Adjectives with two or more syllables
useful
beatiful
interesting
2 or more syllables
most useful
most beatiful
most interesting
SUPERLATIVE ADJECTIVES
MOST
Irregular adjective forms
good
bad
far
irregular forms
better
worse
farther/further
SUPERLATIVE ADJECTIVES
much
more
little
less
the best
the worst
the farthest /furthest
the most
the least
Jane
Kate is the most beatiful girl in the group.
Kate
Betty
Henry
Henry is the most hardworking student in the class.
Kate
John
Lil
Mary
Suzy
Cheetah is the fastest animal in the world.
as + adjective + as
To say that people,things are equal in some way,
we often use this structure.
Pingping is as big as a shoe.
as + adjective + as
To say that people, things are equal in some way,
we often use this structure.
Johny is as tall as David.
Johny David
Both the watch and the ring are £120.
The ring is as expensive as the watch.
Who is the most successful actress in the world?
I think Jennifer Lawrence is the most successful
actress in the world.
What is the largest city in the world?
Tokyo is the largest city in the world.
less and the least
Adults are less adventurous than teenagers.
less and the least
This bag is the least expensive in the store.