Comparatives


Fuente. There are two ways to make or form a comparative adjective:
  • short adjectives: add "-er"
  • long adjectives: use "more"
Short adjectives
  • 1-syllable adjectives
old, fast
  • 2-syllable adjectives ending in -y
happy, easy
Normal rule: add "-er"old → older
Variation: if the adjective ends in -e, just add -rlate → later
Variation: if the adjective ends in consonant, vowel, consonant, double the last consonantbig → bigger
Variation: if the adjective ends in -y, change the y to ihappy → happier
Long adjectives
  • 2-syllable adjectives not ending in -y
modern, pleasant
  • all adjectives of 3 or more syllables
expensive, intellectual
Normal rule: use "more"modern → more modern
expensive → more expensive


Superlatives


As with comparative adjectives, there are two ways to form a superlative adjective:
  • short adjectives: add "-est"
  • long adjectives: use "most"
We also usually add 'the' at the beginning.

Short adjectives
1-syllable adjectivesold, fast
2-syllable adjectives ending in -yhappy, easy
Normal rule: add "-est"old → the oldest
Variation: if the adjective ends in -e, just add -stlate → the latest
Variation: if the adjective ends in consonant, vowel, consonant, double the last consonantbig → the biggest
Variation: if the adjective ends in -y, change the y to ihappy → the happiest
Long adjectives
2-syllable adjectives not ending in -ymodern, pleasant
all adjectives of 3 or more syllablesexpensive, intellectual
Normal rule: use "most"modern → the most modern
expensive → the most expensive


Exception


The following adjectives have irregular forms:
  • good →better - the best
  • bad →worse - the worst
  • far → further - the farthest/furthest

Actividades






5 comentarios:

Anónimo dijo...

Cuando le das a seguir en el ejercicio no funciona.
Silvia.

agatha gacon dijo...

salva en el ejercicio de comparatives and superlatives he sacado un 80 porciento pero es que no se cual es el comparative o superlative rich and blue

agatha gacon dijo...

Comparatives and superatives
Gap-fill exercise
Correct! Well done.
Your score is 94%.
Fill in the correct form of the words in brackets (comparative or superlative).

My house is (big) bigger than yours.
This flower is (beautiful) more beautiful than that one.
This is the (interesting) most interesting book I have ever read.
Non-smokers usually live (long) longer than smokers.
Which is the (dangerous) most dangerous animal in the world?
A holiday by the sea is (good) better than a holiday in the mountains.
It is strange but often a coke is (expensive) more expensive than a beer.
Who is the (rich) richest woman on earth?
The weather this summer is even (bad) worse than last summer.
This jacket is (blue) bluer than this one.
valeria

Anónimo dijo...

hola yo he hecho esto salva , me puedes ayudar a estudiar ingles


Your score is 64%.
Fill in the correct form of the words in brackets (comparative or superlative).

My house is (big) bigger than yours.
This flower is (beautiful) more beautiful than that one.
This is the (interesting) most interesting book I have ever read.
Non-smokers usually live (long) longer than smokers.
Which is the (dangerous) most dangerous animal in the world?
A holiday by the sea is (good) better than a holiday in the mountains.
It is strange but often a coke is (expensive) more expensive than a beer.
Who is the (rich) richest woman on earth?
The weather this summer is even (bad) worse than last summer.
This jacket is (blue) bluer than this one.

Anónimo dijo...

My house is (big) bigger than yours.
This flower is (beautiful) more beautiful than that one.
This is the (interesting) most interesting book I have ever read.
Non-smokers usually live (long) longer than smokers.

Which is the (dangerous) most dangerous animal in the world?
A holiday by the sea is (good) better than a holiday in the mountains.
It is strange but often a coke is (expensive) more expensive than a beer.
Who is the (rich) richest woman on earth?
The weather this summer is even (bad) worse than last summer.
This jacket is (blue) bluer than this one. estas son las respuestas del ejercicio a ver como sale el examen soy nerea de 5 b