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Using Adjectives in Comparison

  1. Using the Comparative Degrees of Adjectives Beautiful More Beautiful Most Beautiful
  2. The car is big. The van is bigger. The truck is biggest among the three.
  3. Jena is intelligent. Rose is more intelligent than Jena. Gail is the most intelligent among the three.
  4. Positive Degree Comparative Degree Superlative Degree - Describe only one thing or person - Comparing two persons or things - Comparing three or more persons or things The car is big. The van is bigger than the car. The truck is biggest among the three. Jena is intelligent. Rose is more intelligent than Jena. Gail is the most intelligent among the three. Adjectives or describing words change form to show degrees of comparison which are positive, comparative, and superlative.
  5. Adjectives of one syllable ▪ Adjectives of one syllable add -er and -est. ▪ Adjectives ending on 'e' just add -r and -st. ▪ Some adjectives double the final consonant. Positive Comparative Superlativ e small warm old nice big smaller warmer older nicer bigger smallest warmest oldest nicest biggest
  6. Adjectives of two syllables ▪ Some adjectives of two syllables add -er and -est. ▪ For adjectives ending in 'y‘ – cut y then add -ier and -iest. ▪ Adjectives ending in -ful, -less, -ing, -ed use more and most. ▪ Some other adjectives of two syllables use more and most (modern, famous, normal, correct, ...).Positive Comparative Superlative narrow happy useful boring modern narrower happier more useful more boring more modern narrowest happiest most useful most boring most modern
  7. Adjectives of three or more syllables ▪ Adjectives of three or more syllables use more and most. Positive Comparative Superlative beautiful dangerous exciting more beautiful more dangerous more exciting most beautiful most dangerous most exciting
  8. Note: Some adjectives canot be compared because of their meanings. Example: round, perfect, whole, complete Never use more, most, less and least with the words to which _er and est have been added Example: He is more taller than I (wrong) He is taller than I (correct) Use than and other with the comparative degree only. Use the article the only before an adjective in the superlative degree Example: My teacher is the oldest teacher in our school.
  9. Exercise #1: complete the chart by supplying the missing form of the adjectives. Example: great greater greatest Positive Comparative Superlative 1.Studious 2. Gentle 3. Hungrier 4. High 5. Famous 6. Prettiest 7. Worse 8. Better 9. Dangerous 10. Far
  10. Exercise #2: Decide which adjective correctly completes each sentence. Then rewrite the sentence. Example: Tony is a (slower, slowest) runner than Anna. Answer: Tony is a slower runner than Anna. 1. Our members are the (more fearless, most fearless). 2. The Rockets are (more gracious, most gracious) than us. 3. Roy is (taller, tallest) than Ben and gets more rebounds. 4. Mark is the (more daring, most daring) player in the court. 5. He is also the (more loyal, most loyal) player we have. 6. Of all the players, Cris is the (older, oldest) 7. Our (more difficult, most difficult) game is on Saturday. 8. We play the (more dynamic, most dynamic) tea of all. 9. It will be the (tougher, toughest) game of the season. 10.Our basketball team is called the (more dangerous, most dangerous) in the league.
  11. Exercise #3: Rewrite the following using the correct form of the adjectives in parenthesis. 1. The (small) fish in the world is found in the Philippines. 2. Tabios is even (tiny) than anchovy or dilis. 3. Is there any place (hot) than Death Valley. 4. Libya has the (high) temperature of all. 5. If you like the sun, the Sahara is (good) place to be. 6. If you don’t, it is (bad) place to be. 7. The Gobi desert has (little) rainfall than the Sahara. 8. For me, the cat would be a (good) pet than the dog. 9. The cat is (easy) to manage because it is (small). 10.However, the dog might be (useful) than the cat because it can do (big) chores like hoarding the house.
  12. Exercise #4: Fill in the correct forms of adjectives.
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