degrees of ADJECTIVES

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Comparative and superlative degrees

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ADJECTIVES:

ADJECTIVES They help you describe people or things

REGULAR ADJECTIVES:

REGULAR ADJECTIVES SHORT ADJECTIVES LONG ADJECTIVES This car is expensive . €€€€€€ This car is comfortable . Beautiful Wonderful Fantastic I am old . I’m 75. I am strong . Nice; young ; high ; tall ; fast

COMPARATIVE DEGREE:

COMPARATIVE DEGREE SHORT ADJECTIVES (ONE OR TWO SYLLABLE) I am old . I’m 65. I am old er . I’m 75. Mike is strong . Martin is strong er .

COMPARATIVE DEGREE superiority:

COMPARATIVE DEGREE superiority LONG ADJECTIVES (TWO OR MORE SYLLABLE) This car is expensive . €€€ This car is more expensive . €€€€€€

SHORT ADJECTIVES (One or two syllable) Vowel + consonant Big Bigger Hot Hotter Thin Thinner Ending in – y easy easier ; heavy heavier :

SHORT ADJECTIVES ( One or two syllable ) Vowel + consonant Big Bigger Hot Hotter Thin Thinner Ending in – y easy easier ; heavy heavier

Compare two people (short adjectives):

Compare two people ( short adjectives ) Martin is strong er than Mike. Sue is young er than John.

Comparative degree equality:

Comparative degree equality S.L. Benfica is as good as F.C. Porto. BMW isn’t as fast as Ferrari.

Comparative degree inferiority:

Comparative degree inferiority The blue chair is less comfortable than the black one .

SUPERLATIVE DEGREE Use it to compare three or more things or people:

SUPERLATIVE DEGREE Use it to compare three or more things or people

Short adjectives:

Short adjectives The pink bottle is the bigg est . The orange bottle is the small est .

Long adjectives:

Long adjectives This is the most wonderful landscape I have ever seen .

IRREGULAR ADJECTIVES:

IRREGULAR ADJECTIVES Good Better The best Benfica is good ; Porto is better ; Sporting is the best ! Bad Worse The worst “ Satisfaz ” isn’t bad ; “ Não satisfaz ” is worse ; “ Fraco ” is the worst ! Far Farther The farthest Coimbra is far ; Lisboa is farther ; Faro is the farthest

The best of you.:

The best of you . Song by The Foo Fighters The Best of You