Comparatives and Superlatives

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Comparatives and Superlatives : 

Comparatives and Superlatives

Comparatives : 

Comparatives One Syllable Adjectives add '-er' to end of the adjective (Note: double the final consonant if preceded by a vowel) remove the 'y' from the adjective and add 'ier' Example: cheap - cheaper / hot - hotter / high - higher Example Sentences Yesterday was hotter than today. This book is cheaper than that book.

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Two Syllable Adjectives Ending in '-y' Change “y” for “i” and add er Example: happy - happier / funny - funnier Example Sentences I am happier than you. That joke was funnier than his joke.

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Two, Three or More Syllable Adjectives Place 'more' before the adjective Example: interesting - more interesting / difficult - more difficult Example Sentences London is more expensive than Madrid. This test is more difficult than the last test.

Superlatives : 

Superlatives One Syllable Adjectives Place 'the' before the adjective and add '-est' to end of the adjective (Note: double the final consonant if preceded by a vowel) Example: cheap - the cheapest / hot - the hottest / high - the highest Example Sentences Today is the hottest day of the summer. This book is the cheapest I can find.

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Two, Three or More Syllable Adjectives place 'the most' before the adjective Example: interesting - the most interesting / difficult - the most difficult Example Sentences London is the most expensive city in England. That is the most beautiful painting here.

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Two Syllable Adjectives Ending in '-y' Place 'the' before the adjective and remove the 'y' from the adjective and add 'iest' Example: happy - the happiest / funny - the funniest Example Sentences New York is the noisiest city in the USA. He is the most important person I know.

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EXCEPTIONS good good - adjective better - comparative the best - superlative Example Sentences This book is better than that one. This is the best school in the city.

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bad bad - adjective worse - comparative the worst – superlative Example Sentences His French is worse than mine. This is the worst day of my life.

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Far Far- adjective Farther- comparative The farthest- superlative Example sentences: My house is garther than your house. Luis is the farthest house of all

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