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Comparatives and Superlatives

Comparatives and superlatives help us compare people, places, or things.

There are two ways to form comparatives. The first way is for long adjectives, which have three or more syllables. With long adjectives, we use more to form a comparative phrase with than. For example, "Sarah is more beautiful than Martha." The second way is for short adjectives, which have only one or two syllables. With short adjectives, we add -er to the end of the word, as in, "Jacob is smarter than Ed." For short adjectives ending in y, like "happy," we drop the "y" and add -ier. For example, "Lucy is happier than Rob."

Similarly, we form superlatives in two different ways, depending on the length of the adjective. With long adjectives we use the most, as in "He is the most intelligent person I know." With short adjectives, we add -est to the end of the word. For example, "Johnny is the fastest runner on the team." For short adjectives ending in y, we drop the "y" and add -iest, as in, "She is the prettiest girl in the world."

Comparatives and Superlatives Grammar Quiz

  1. Bachelor parties are than any other types of parties.

  2. Cities are than the countryside.

  3. She is person I know.

  4. Slobs are people to be around.

  5. My friends are always when they watch basketball games.

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Comparatives and Superlatives Lessons:

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KarlaB

United States

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02:33 AM Nov 25 2016 |

yverson

Congo, Democratic Republic Of The

Lord is bigger than Lauriane

09:44 AM Jun 02 2016 |

monoer

United States

It’s better than one.

10:37 PM Dec 27 2015 |

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Tora77

Venezuela

Comparative: Venezuela Has all the better than other countries. 


Superlative: Venezuela has the bests scenery in the world. 


12:38 PM Jun 20 2015 |

15josber2015

Venezuela

superlativo: Venezuelahast the best beaches



comparativa:Venezuela’s weathar is better than Haiti’s

02:48 PM Jun 19 2015 |

Val_DeSousa1234

Venezuela

Comparative: Venezuela has the most beautiful places than elsewhere

Superlatives: Venezuela has the best food in Latin America

06:53 PM Jun 18 2015 |

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Erika0308

Venezuela

Venezuela is more beautiful than Jamaica 


venezuela it´s better than cuba 

06:53 PM Jun 18 2015 |

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Anita_owsla15

Venezuela

Comparative: Venezuela has more tropical landscapes than Canada.


Superlatives: Venezuela has the best countryside I know.


03:28 PM Jun 16 2015 |

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miguelromero

Venezuela

Comparative: venezuela has more beaches than bolivia. 


superlative : Venezuela has the largest waterfall in the world.

08:43 AM Jun 16 2015 |

RoyC2000

Venezuela

Comparative: Venezuela’s culture is more beautiful than Bolivia’s. 


Superlative: Venezuela has the prettiest beaches in Latin America. 

07:04 PM Jun 15 2015 |