Comparatives & Superlatives

November 22, 2015 at 9:12 pm | Posted in adjective degrees, Double comparatives, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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Adjectives degrees can be divided into two main categories depending on the number of elements you are comparing. To compare two elements you use a comparative; to express the  highest degree of the quality of more than two things  we use a superlative.

 

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Please take notice how they are formed.

 

 

COMPARATIVE OF ADJECTIVES.cmap

When you use the inferiority or the equality degrees, the length of the adjective is not important, but in the superiority one, you need to pay attention to that detail. Short and longer adjectives have different formations.

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Besides that, there are still some irregular forms to pay attention to.

 

COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE-IRREGULAR FORMS

Take some exercises to help you to revise for the test.

Adjective degrees 1

Adjective degrees 2

 

Double comparatives

One can use a double comparative with two different purposes:

  1. to say that something is increasing or decreasing;repeatedcomparative

 

Example:

His performance is getting better and better.

He is running faster and faster

 

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2. to describe a cause-and-effect process.

Example:

The more he works out, the fitter he feels.

The better food you eat, the healthier you’ll be.

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Take some exercises to practice.

Double comparatives 1

Double comparatives 2

 

 

 

 

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