Degrees of Adjectives

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Rules for the formation of comparative and superlative.

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Degrees of Adjectives :

Degrees of Adjectives Divided into 2 degrees: COMPARATIVE : equality inferiority superiority SUPERLATIVE : inferiority superiority

COMPARATIVE OF EQUALITY:

COMPARATIVE OF EQUALITY AS adjective AS tão quanto Ele é tão alto quanto ela. HE IS AS TALL AS SHE.(is) HER. Ele não é tão bom quanto nós. HE ISN’T AS GOOD AS WE/US. SO GOOD AS WE/US.

COMPARATIVE OF INFERIORITY:

COMPARATIVE OF INFERIORITY LESS adjective THAN menos do que Este carro é menos caro do que aquele. THIS CAR IS LESS EXPENSIVE THAN THAT ONE. Você é menos baixo do que ele. YOU ARE LESS SHORT THAN HE/ HIM.

COMPARATIVE OF SUPERIORITY:

COMPARATIVE OF SUPERIORITY For all adjectives with one syllable For adjectives with two syllables which end in OW, ER, LE, Y ( adjective + ER ) THAN mais do que John é mais rico do que Paul. JOHN IS RICH ER THAN PAUL.

COMPARATIVE OF SUPERIORITY:

COMPARATIVE OF SUPERIORITY WATCH OUT LITTLE  LESS FEW  FEWER Ele gasta menos dinheiro do que você. He spends LESS money THAN you. Eles lêem menos livros do que nós. They read FEWER books THAN we.

COMPARATIVE OF SUPERIORITY:

COMPARATIVE OF SUPERIORITY For adjectives with two syllables (NOT ENDING IN OW, ER, LE, Y) For adjectives with more than two syllables MORE adjective THAN mais do que

COMPARATIVE OF SUPERIORITY:

COMPARATIVE OF SUPERIORITY O livro é mais interessante do que o filme. THE BOOK IS MORE INTERESTING THAN THE FILM. Seu irmão é mais bonito do que John. YOUR BROTHER IS MORE HANDSOME THAN JOHN.

COMPARATIVE OF SUPERIORITY:

COMPARATIVE OF SUPERIORITY SPECIAL CASES ADJECTIVES Comparative of superiority GOOD → BETTER THAN BAD → WORSE THAN FAR → FARTHER THAN FURTHER THAN ILL → WORSE THAN

COMPARATIVE OF SUPERIORITY:

COMPARATIVE OF SUPERIORITY SPECIAL CASES Comparative of superiority MUCH → MORE THAN MANY → MORE THAN LITTLE → LESS THAN FEW → FEWER THAN LITTLE → SMALLER THAN

SUPERLATIVE OF INFERIORITY:

SUPERLATIVE OF INFERIORITY The least adjective O,A(s) menos Este carro é o menos caro da agência. THIS CAR IS THE LEAST EXPENSIVE OF THE AGENCY . Você é o menos baixo na sala de aula. YOU ARE THE LEAST SHORT IN THE CLASSROOM .

SUPERLATIVE OF SUPERIORITY:

SUPERLATIVE OF SUPERIORITY For all adjectives with one syllable For adjectives with two syllables which end in OW, ER, LE, Y THE ( adjective + EST ) O,A,(s) mais John é o cara mais rico da cidade. JOHN IS THE RICH EST GUY OF THE CITY .

SUPERLATIVE OF SUPERIORITY:

SUPERLATIVE OF SUPERIORITY For adjectives with two syllables (NOT ENDING IN OW, ER, LE, Y) For adjectives with more than two syllables THE MOST adjective O,A,(s) mais

SUPERLATIVE OF SUPERIORITY:

SUPERLATIVE OF SUPERIORITY Michel é o mais hábil na computação de dados. MICHEL IS THE MOST SKILLFUL AT DATA COMPUTING. Ele é o motorista mais descuidado que eu conheço. HE IS THE MOST CARELESS DRIVER THAT I’VE EVER KNOWN.

SUPERLATIVE OF SUPERIORITY:

SUPERLATIVE OF SUPERIORITY SPECIAL CASES ADJECTIVES Superlative of superiority GOOD → THE BEST BAD → THE WORST FAR → THE FARTHEST THE FURTHEST ILL → THE WORST

SUPERLATIVE OF SUPERIORITY:

SUPERLATIVE OF SUPERIORITY SPECIAL CASES Superlative of superiority MUCH → THE MOST MANY → THE MOST LITTLE → THE LEAST FEW → THE FEWEST LITTLE → THE SMALLEST

Degrees of Adjectives:

Degrees of Adjectives GRADUAL INCREASE It’s formed by repeating twice the adjective in the comparative of superiority cada vez mais frio = Colder and colder cada vez mais famoso = More and more famous

Degrees of Adjectives:

Degrees of Adjectives PARALLEL INCREASE It’s formed by using the article THE and the adjectives in the comparative of superiority Quanto mais pesado, mais caro The heav ier, the more expensive

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