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Remember IRREGULAR COMPARISONS good better than the best bad worse than the worst little less than
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IRREGULAR COMPARISONS

good

better than the best

bad

worse than

the worst

little

less than

the least

much

more than

the most

many

more than

the most

far

farther than the farthest

far

further than the furthest

old

older than

the oldest

old

elder than

the eldest

NOTES:

  • 1. FARTHER and FARTHEST generally

refer to distance; FURTHER and FURTHEST also refer to distance but they may have the meaning of "additional". I live farther from here than you do. Give me further details.

  • 2. OLDER and OLDEST refer to people

or things; ELDER and ELDEST can only be used for members of the same family:

My elder sister is afraid of mice. My older friend is afraid of wasps.

but ELDER can not be placed before THAN so OLDER is used:

My sister is two years older than I am.

COMPARATIVE and SUPERLATIVE OF SUPERIORITY

1) Monosyllabic adjectives form their COMPARATIVE

and SUPERLATIVE by adding - ER and – EST

 

Exceptions:

 
 

just

MORE just THAN

THE MOST just

right

MORE right THAN

THE MOST right

real

MORE real THAN

THE MOST real

wrong

MORE wrong THAN

THE MOST wrong

2) two syllables adjectives form their COMPARATIVE and

SUPERLATIVE in two different ways:

 

1. Adjectives ending in ED, ING, RE, FUL, OUS and

those with the stress on the first syllable usually take

MORE and THE MOST:

 
 

famous

MORE famous THAN

THE MOST famous

2. Adjectives ending in ER, Y, LE, OW and those

with the stress on the second syllable add ER

and EST

 
 

narrow

narrowER THAN

THE narrowEST

3)

Adjectives with more than two syllables

form their COMPARATIVE and SUPERLATIVE by putting MORE and THE MOST in front of the adjective.

SPELLING

 

a) Add R and ST to adjectives ending in E.

 

large

largeR THAN

THE largeST

b) (CONSONANT + VOWEL +CONSONANT ) THE LAST CONSONANT IS DOUBLED

 

big

bigGER THAN

THE bigGEST

c) Adjectives ending in - y preceded by a consonant, change Y into I before ER and EST.

 

happY

happIER THAN

THE happIEST

Remember IRREGULAR COMPARISONS good better than the best bad worse than the worst little less than

Write the comparative form:

1-

Karen is

(young)

than her sister

2-

Susan is

(intelligent)

than Molly

3-

The weather this summer is

(bad)

than last summer

4-

My children are

(noisy)

than my friend´s children

5-

His street is

(narrow)

than my street

6-

A knife is ________________

(dangerous)

than a spoon

6- A knife is ________________ (dangerous) than a spoon

7-

The bus is

______________

(good) than the train

8-

She is

(clever)

than her brother

9-

(careful)

than George

Write the superlative form

1- New York is

________________

(exciting)

city in the world

2- Those boys are bad, but Larry is

(bad)

________________ 3- He is ________________ (clever) thief of all 4- Who is (rich) woman on earth?
________________
3- He is ________________
(clever)
thief of all
4- Who is
(rich)
woman on earth?
5- Mount Everest is _________________
(high)
mountain in the world
6- The salt is
(cheap)
thing
7- You´re my
(good)
friend
8- Mary is
(intelligent)
girl in the class
9- Peter is
(lucky)
boy in the school

Write the comparative or superlative form

1- This computer is

(new)

than your computer

2- Lisa is

(old)

than her brother

3- Your car is

(expensive)

than John´s car

4- His car is

(fast)

in the race

5- This is ______________________

(interesting)

book in the library

6- What is

(dangerous)

animal in the world?

7- This house is

(big)

than my house

8- Snails are

animals

9- This is ______________________

(good)

book I´ve got

10- Summer is

(dry)

time of the year

11- He is

(boring)

player on the team

12- This is

(long)

river in Australia

13- That´s

exam of all

14- the room at the back is

__________________

(quiet)

15- This road is

(wide)

in the country

16- Anne is ______________________

(bad)

student in the class

17- A comic book is

(funny)

than a history book

Write the superlative form 1- New York is ________________ (exciting) city in the world 2- Those