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G.23.5 - Comparative, superlative

How to form Superlatives - Elementary / Pre Intermediate

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Superlatives are the best! Or the worst…or the most confusing…or the easiest…you decide! Take the quiz and let’s see if you can solve it!

How to make superlatives

1 syllable adjectives. Add the /adj./ est.
Eg: cool = the coolest

2+ syllable adjectives. Add the most to the adjective
Eg: powerful = the most powerful

How to form Comparatives - Elementary / Pre Intermediate

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How to form comparatives

1 syllable adjectives. Add –er
Eg: cool = cooler

2+ syllable adjectives. Add more to the adjective
Eg: powerful = more powerful

Adjectives ending in –y. Remove –y and add –ier.
Eg: funny = funnier


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Now it's time to practice comparatives!
These statements are all about celebrities and famous people. Do you think the statements are true or false? Leave us a comment and tell us what you think.
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Lesson by Caroline Devan, a teacher at EC Cape Town English language school

Superlatives Quiz

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How much do you know about the world? How much do you remember about superlatives? Take this test to find out!

When you have written in the correct superlative, leave your answers to the questions by adding a comment. Which countries and cities do you think are the best answers to the questions?


Lesson by Caroline Devan, an English teacher at EC Cape Town

Understanding Comparatives

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Let's see how well you understand comparative sentences. Read through the ten questions and decide what is being said in each.

Link: Comparative Forms

Comparisons with adjectives and adverbs

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Adjective – a word used to modify or describe a noun or pronoun.
Adverb – a word that is used to modify an adjective, verb, or adverb.

There are three forms of adjectives and adverbs used to show varying degrees of comparison: the positive, the comparative, and the superlative.

The positive form is used when there is no direct comparison being made to anything specific, but is used to offer a broad or general comparison.

The comparative form is used when two things are being compared with each other.

Improve your grammar - new comparative forms!

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We have previously looked at how to make comparative adjectives using the following structure:

Cool becomes Cooler
Interesting becomes more interesting

Comparative Adjectives

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When we want to compare two things we use comparative adjectives. For example:

'Canada is colder than America.'
'Tokyo is more expensive than Barcelona.'
'Barcelona is less expensive than Tokyo.'