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Comparative Form

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In this presentation you can learn the rules to form the comparative.

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Comparative Form

  1. 1. Which one is better? Comparative Form By Prof. Jose M. Jaramillo S. October, 2007
  2. 2. Adjectives An adjective modifies a noun or a pronoun by describing, identifying, or quantifying words. a beautiful woman an new car a delicious cake
  3. 3. Adjectives Strong Heavy light Slow Fast Tall short weak
  4. 4. Beautiful Empty Small Big Funny Boring Ugly Full
  5. 5. Low High Wet Dry Close Far Short Long
  6. 6. Difficult Easy Light Dark New Old Clean Dirty
  7. 7. Adjectives Can you identify the opposite? Tall _________________ Interesting _________________ Fat _________________ strong _________________ Good _________________ Modern _________________ beautiful __________________ happy _________________ empty __________________ clean _________________ dangerous __________________ lazy _________________ long __________________ new _________________ easy __________________ difficult _________________ bad __________________ far _________________ slow __________________ ugly _________________ short thin bad ugly full safe short difficult good fast boring weak old sad dirty bad old easy close beautiful
  8. 8. Comparative Form In English when we need to compare something, we use the adjectives in their different levels, like the Comparative .
  9. 9. Comparative How the comparative is formed? Short adjectives add the termination –er. (short – short er, long – long er ) Mike and Luis are tall . Mike is tall er than Luis. Horses and tigers are fast animals. Tigers are fast er than horses. My hair is long er than yours. My hair is long .
  10. 10. If the adjective ends in just one syllable preceded by a vowel, double the consonant. (big – big ger , new – new wer , wet – wet ter ) Elephants and hippos are fat animals. Elephants are fat ter than hippos. Morelos and Allende are big cities. Morelos is big ger than Allende. Summer and Fall are wet . Fall is wet ter than summer.
  11. 11. Adjectives ending in y , prececed by a consonant, change the for i and add er (craz y – craz ier , ugl y – ugl ier ) “ La Tigresa” and Carmen Salinas are ugly . Jaime and Carlos are crazy . Carlos is craz ier than Jaime. “ La Tigresa is ugl ier than Carmen. You are laz ier than Marcos You and Marcos are lazy .
  12. 12. Adjectives with more than two syllables write the word more before the adjective (intelligent – more intelligent , beautiful – more beautiful ) Thalia and Paulina are very attractive. Thalia is more attractive than Paulina. Mathematics and Physics are difficult. Math is more difficult than Physics. Monterrey and Laredo are dangerous cities. Monterrey is more dangerous than Laredo.
  13. 13. There are some irregular adjectives (good – better , bad – worse , far – farther/further ) 1 st . and 3rd. Level are good groups in the CAADI. 1st. Level is better than 3rd. level Rayados and Tigres are bad . Rayados are worse than Tigres. Reynosa and Monterrey are far. Reynosa is farther than Monterrey. Reynosa is further than Monterrey.
  14. 14. Practice Complete the sentences writing the adjective in comparative form. 1.- Mexico City is ______________________________ than Monterrey. Dangerous 2.- Thalia is _______________________________ than Paulina Rubio. Good 3.- My father is ______________________________ than yours. Tall 4.- That house is _____________________________ than this one. Comfortable 5.- Laura is ________________________________ than Karla. Intelligent 6.- An elephant is _______________________________ than a horse. Heavy 7.- Pizzas are ______________________________ to prepare than hamburgers. Easy 8.- My little brother is ______________________________ than me. Short Write the comparative form of the next adjectives. Tall ________________ modern __________________ fat ________________ Funny __________________ good ________________ boring __________________ beautiful ________________ happy __________________ thin ________________ clean __________________ Old ________________ Pretty __________________ clean ________________ Thin __________________ Interesting _______________ far __________________ Dangerous ________________ Easy __________________ taller than tatter than better than more beautiful than thinner than older than cleaner than more interesting than more dangerous than more modern than funnier than more boring than happier than cleaner than prettier than thinner than farther than easier than more dangerous than better than taller than more comfortable than more intelligent than havier than easier than shorter than
  15. 15. Answer these questions according to your classmates: <ul><li>Who is taller in your class, Laura or Mayela? </li></ul><ul><li>_______________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>b. Who is funnier in the class, Ana Lucy or Angel? </li></ul><ul><li>_______________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>c. Who is more serious Yuliana or Yazmin? </li></ul><ul><li>_______________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>d. Who is more intelligent , Flor or Tere? </li></ul><ul><li>_______________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>e. Who is shorter Rafa or Abigail? </li></ul><ul><li>_______________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>f. Who is older , Luis Cesar or Jorge Luis? </li></ul><ul><li>_______________________________________________ </li></ul>
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