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Big, bigger, biggest ✩

Look below to see how we change the “amount” that an adjective expresses.

Big is an adjective.

Bigger is a comparative adjective.


It is used to compare two things.

Biggest is a superlative adjective.


It is used when comparing three or more things.

Complete the pattern in this table.

Adjective Comparative Superlative


old
young
soon
late
quick
slow

Now try these – but be careful! D

Adjective Comparative Superlative

good
many

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Big, bigger, biggest ✩
a Look below to see how we change the “amount” that an adjective expresses.

t Big is an adjective.

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Bigger is a comparative adjective.

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It is used to compare two things.

f Biggest is a superlative adjective.


It is used when comparing three or more things .
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d Complete the pattern in this table.

Adjective Comparative Superlative

old
c young younger youngest

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soon sooner soonest
late later latest
quick quicker quickest
s slow slower slowest

l Now try these – but be careful! D

Adjective Comparative Superlative

n good
many
better best
more most

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In this activity your child is asked to list the comparative


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of common adjectives. Point out that although the root words change in the last
two exercises, they are still examples of comparative and superlative adjectives.

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