comparatives and superlatives

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This presentation was made for EFL students to identify comparatives and superlatives.

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Comparatives and Superlatives Comparatives are used to compare two things.

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The two basic ways to compare are using  as or   than . Examples: She's twice  as  old  as  her sister. I'm almost as good in math's as in science. This computer is better than that one . It's much colder today  than  it was yesterday . Our car is bigger  than   your car.

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When comparing with  as/as , the adjective does not change. When comparing with   than , however, some changes are necessary, depending on the number of syllables the adjective has: S yllable adjectives:  add  - er  to the adjective - My sister is much  taller  than me . . - It's  colder  today than it was yesterday.

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2 Syllable adjectives ending in  -y : change the  - y  to  - ier She's looking  happier   today . He is   luckier   than me.

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Other 2-syllable adjectives : use  more  with the unchanged adjective The shops are always  more crowded   just before Christmas . My sister is   more careful  with her writing than I am with mine. This game is   more boring  than hangman.

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1 -syllable adverbs :   add   -er/-est I can run  faster  than you . I can run   the fastest  in my class She works  harder  than me She works   the hardest  of all students

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