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Elementary - Comparative and Superlative Adjectives

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Thursday, 21 May 2009

English grammar lesson on-line for elementary level students - An explanation of comparative and superlative adjectives with audio explanation and printable exercises.

We use comparative and superlative form to compare and contrast different objects, or to show the difference between them.

One- syllable adjectives

old

long
big
hot

older
longer
bigger
hotter
the oldest
the longest
the biggest
the hottest
Adjectives ending in -y dirty
noisy
dirtier
noisier
the dirtiest
the noisiest
Adjectives with two or more syllables beautiful
interesting
more beautiful
more interesting
the most beautiful
the most interesting
Irregular adjectives good
bad
far
better
worse
further
the best
the worst
the furthest

Adjectives that end in one vowel and one consonant double the consonant.

  • Look! This is the biggest church in Italy!
  • My hair is thinner than yours.
  • Yesterday was hotter than today.

Adjectives ending in -y change the -y in -i.

  • Lucy is happier than me.
  • This TV programme is funnier than the one we saw yesterday.

Than is always used with comparatives to introduce the second element in a comparison.

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