Adjectives: Comparative and Superlative

Comparative Form and Superlative Form (-er/-est)

one-syllable adjectives (clean, new, cheap)

two-syllable adjectives ending in -y or -er (easy, happy, pretty, dirty, clever)

positive form→ comparative form→ superlative form

clean                        cleaner                (the) cleanest

Exceptions in spelling when adding -er / -est

silent ‘e’ is dropped

Example: late-later-latest

final ‘y’ after a consonant becomes i

Example: easy-easier-easiest

final consonant after short, stressed vowel is doubled

Example: hot-hotter-hottest

Comparative Form and Superlative Form (more/most)

positive form→ comparative form→ superlative form

adjectives of three or more syllables (and two-syllable adjectives not ending in -y/-er)

difficult – more difficult –  most difficult

Comparative Form and Superlative Form (irregular comparisons)

positive form→ comparative form→ superlative form

good – better – best

bad – worse – worst

Exercises: one two three four five

6 responses to “Adjectives: Comparative and Superlative

  1. thank u for helping me hahaha!!!!!!!……….

  2. donde se supone que estan lo ejercicio¿?¿?!!!

  3. it’s so easy to see it

  4. hello dear friens I need examples with superlative and comparative which is the ifferent and wy . I need wth one , two and thee sillabys thank . and if youar intersting in peru visit this web site . http://www.peruvianmountains.com

  5. hola! bonacera a todo ok!

  6. Im grateful for the blog article.Much thanks again. Cool. dccdeacaeefg

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s