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Mario Quirós Technical High-School English Department Level: 8th graders Professor: Ariel Martínez S. Comparative form of adjectives 1. One-syllable adjectives. Form the comparative of a one-syllable adjective by adding -ER One-Syllable Adjective Comparative Form tall taller old older long longer  Mary is taller than Max.  Max is older than John.  My hair is longer than your hair. If the one-syllable adjective ends with an E… just add –r for the comparative form Examples: RudE RUDer LargE LARGer WisE WISer

If the one-syllable adjective ends with a single consonant with a vowel before it, double the consonant and add –er for the comparative form; and double the consonant. One-Syllable Adjective Ending with a Single Consonant with a Single Vowel before It Comparative Form big bigger thin thinner fat fatter  My dog is bigger than your dog.  Max is thinner than John.  My mother is fatter than your mother. 2. Two-syllable adjectives. With most two-syllable adjectives, you form the comparative with more and the superlative with most. Two-Syllable Comparative Form Adjective peaceful more peaceful pleasant more pleasant careful more careful  This morning is more peaceful than yesterday morning.  Max is more careful than Mike.

If the two-syllable adjective ends with a –Y, add –er for the comparative form. Two-Syllable Adjective Ending Comparative Form with -y happy happier angry angrier busy busier  John is happier today than he was yesterday.  Max is angrier than Mary.  Mary is busier than Max. Two-syllable adjectives ending in –er, -le, or –ow take –er and –est to form the comparative and superlative forms. Two-Syllable Adjective Comparative Form Superlative Form narrow narrower narrowest gentle gentler gentlest Ending with -er, -le, or -ow  The roads in this town are narrower than the roads in the city.

 This road is the narrowest of all the roads in California.  Big dogs are gentler than small dogs.  Of all the dogs in the world, English Mastiffs are the gentlest. 3. Two or more syllable adjectives. For adjectives with three syllables or more, you form the comparative with more. Adjective with Three Comparative Form or More Syllables generous more generous important more important intelligent more intelligent  John is more generous than Jack.  Health is more important than money.  Women are more intelligent than men.

Be careful with exceptions Irregular adjectives. Irregular Adjective Comparative Form good better bad worse far farther little less  Italian food is better than American food.  My mother's cooking is worse than your mother's cooking. Two-syllable adjectives that follow two rules. These adjectives can be used with –er. Two-Syllable Adjective Comparative Form clever cleverer clever more clever gentle gentler gentle more gentle friendly friendlier friendly more friendly quiet quieter quiet more quiet simple simpler simple more simple

    Big dogs are gentler than small dogs. Of all the dogs in the world, English Mastiffs are the gentlest. Big dogs are more gentle than small dogs. Of all the dogs in the world, English Mastiffs are the most gentle. Adapted from: http://www.eflnet.com/tutorials/adjcompsup.php

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