COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE ADJECTIVES

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BIG BIGGER THE BIGGEST COMPARATIVE and SUPERLATIVE ADJECTIVES

WHEN TO USE COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE ADJECTIVES : 

WHEN TO USE COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE ADJECTIVES Degrees of Adjectives Adjectives can express degrees of modification: Gladys is a rich woman, but Josie is richer than Gladys, and Sadie is the richest woman in town.

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The degrees of comparison are known as the , the , and the . positive: tall comparative: taller superlative: the tallest Actually, only the comparative and superlative show degrees. We use the comparative for comparing 2 things and the superlative for comparing 3 or more things. positive comparative superlative

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Notice that the word than frequently accompanies the comparative and the word the precedes the superlative. Mary is Anna. Anna is Mary. Sarah is girl in the class. the tallest taller than shorter than

To make comparative and superlative forms of adjectives some rules must be followed: : 

To make comparative and superlative forms of adjectives some rules must be followed: Rule 1 One syllable adjectives generally form the comparative by adding ER and the superlative by adding EST.

Note: if a one syllable adjective ends in a single vowel letter followed by a single consonant letter, the consonant letter is doubled and then the suffix is added. : 

Note: if a one syllable adjective ends in a single vowel letter followed by a single consonant letter, the consonant letter is doubled and then the suffix is added. th th in er n th in the est th th in th _____ n

If an adjective ends in E, this is removed when adding ER or EST. : 

If an adjective ends in E, this is removed when adding ER or EST. wide wid e _____ wid e er est the

If an adjective ends in a consonant followed by y,y is replaced by i when adding ER and EST. : 

If an adjective ends in a consonant followed by y,y is replaced by i when adding ER and EST. y d r _____ _____ d r d r d r i d r est er dr i the

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Rule 2 Two syllable adjectives which end in Y usually form the comparative by adding ER and the superlative by adding EST Don’t forget to change the y to i luck prett tid y y y er er er i i i the est est est

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Rule 3 To form the comparative and superlative of adjectives that are two syllables and more and not ending in a Y, add MORE and THE MOST in front of the positive adjective. boring careful useless modern worried more more more more more the most the most the most the most the most _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____

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dangerous difficult exciting ridiculous the most the most the most the most _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____

However, a few 2 syllable adjectives can take either ER or EST or MORE or THE MOST. Here are some examples. : 

However, a few 2 syllable adjectives can take either ER or EST or MORE or THE MOST. Here are some examples. common narrow pleasant useless simple quiet more / the most more / the most more / the most more / the most more / the most more / the most er / est er / est er / est er / est er / est er / est

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Irregular adjectives (nepravilni pridjevi) EXCEPTIONS good bad far little much/many better worse further/farther less more the best the worst the furthest / the farthest the least the most