COMPARATIVES AND SUPERLATIVES


COMPARATIVES AND SUPERLATIVES

A-) COMPARATIVES

( Comparing people and things )

1-) Short Adjectives ( one syllable ) = adj+ER+ THAN

Examples: Mary is older than John. (OLD)

An elephant is bigger than a dog. (BIG)

My blouse is shorter than yours. ( SHORT)

2-) Long Adjectives ( two/three/four syllables ) = MORE+adj+THAN

Examples: A BMW is more expensive than a Bettle. ( EXPENSIVE )

English is more interesting than Spanish. ( INTERESTING )

Feeling love is more beautiful than feeling hate. ( BEAUTIFUL )

3-) Y Adjectives ( two syllables ) = adj-y+IER

Examples: My bedroom is dirtier than yours. (DIRTY)

Spanish is easier than Japanese. ( EASY )

Jack is lovelier than Tom. (LOVELY)

A-) SUPERLATIVES ( Emphasizing things )

1-) Short Adjectives ( one syllable ) = THE+adj+EST

Examples: Mary is the oldest girl in the class. (OLD)

An elephant is the biggest animals in the world. (BIG)

My blouse is the shortest. ( SHORT)

2-) Long Adjectives ( two/three/four syllables ) = THE MOST+ +adj

Examples: A BMW is the most expensive car to me. ( EXPENSIVE )

English is the most interesting language in the world. ( INTERESTING )

Feeling love is the most beautiful thing a person can do. ( BEAUTIFUL )

3-) Y Adjectives ( two syllables ) = THE+adj-y+IEST

Examples: My bedroom is the dirtiest room in the house. (DIRTY)

Spanish is the easiest language in the world. ( EASY )

Jack is the loveliest person I know (LOVELY )

Fonte:Janine Neves

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