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Comparative Spelling

Comparative Spelling Rules • adjective + -er long – longer • -e + r nice – nicer • one-syllable adjective ending in vowel + consonant ➝ double consonant + -er thin – thinner • -y ➝ -y + -ier happy – happier 1 2 short adjectives longer adjectives adjective small large big tasty comparative smaller (than) larger (than) bigger (than) tastier (than) expensive more expensive (than) Note: clever, common, friendly, narrow form their comparative with -er or more friendly – friendlier/more friendly Irregular adjectives: good ➝ better (than); bad ➝ worse (than); (a) little ➝ less (than); many/much/a lot of ➝ more (than) Cola or apple juice? Apple juice for me, please. It’s healthier than cola. Read the rules. How do we form the comparative degree of short/longer adjectives? Which word do we use after an adjective in the comparative form? Are there similar structures in your language? Put the adjectives in brackets into the comparative form. 1 Paul’s restaurant is ________________________________ (busy) than Rico’s. 2 Rico’s is ________________________________ (expensive) than Paul’s. 3 The waiters at Rico’s are ________________________________ (polite) than the ones in Paul’s. 4 The service at Rico’s is ________________________________ (quick) than in Paul’s. 5 Paul’s is ________________________________ (crowded) than Rico’s. 6 Rico is ________________________________ (friendly) than Paul. Say the comparative form. Then use it in a sentence. tasty – tastier Fish is tastier than chicken. 3 Look at the table. Compare the cafés. Sam’s Ann’s busy ★★ ★ expensive ★ ★★ old ★ ★★ big ★★ ★ quiet ★ ★★ Sam’s is busier than Ann’s. 66 Уџбеник је у процесу одобравања. Овај примерак је одштампан за презентацију и не може се користити у настави. Сва права задржана. Забрањено фотокопирање.

Superlative short adjectives longer adjectives adjective comparative superlative small large big tasty smaller (than) larger (than) bigger (than) tastier (than) expensive more expensive (than) the smallest (of/in) the largest (of/in) the biggest (of/in) the tastiest (of/in) the most expensive (of/in) Note: clever, common, friendly, narrow form their superlative with -est or the most friendly – the friendliest/the most friendly Irregular adjectives: good ➝ the best; bad ➝ the worst; (a) little ➝ the least; many/much/a lot of ➝ the most This is the trendiest restaurant in town. It is the most expensive as well. Spelling Rules • adjective + -est long – longest • -e + st nice – nicest • one-syllable adjective ending in vowel + consonant ➝ double consonant + -est thin – thinnest • -y ➝ -y + -iest happy – happiest 4 5 6 7 8 Read the rules. How do we form the superlative degree of short/longer adjectives? Which words do we use with an adjective in the superlative form? Write the superlative form. 1 cheap – _________________ the cheapest 2 clever – _________________ 3 good – _________________ 4 crowded – _________________ Put the adjectives in brackets into the superlative form. 5 difficult – _________________ 6 spicy – _________________ 7 a lot of – _________________ 8 a little – _________________ 1 Marco’s is _________________________________ (popular) restaurant in town. 2 This is ___________________________________________________ (easy) dish ever! 3 This café is _____________________________________________ (old) in the area. 4 This is _________________________________ (good) place to eat Thai fish pie. 5 This is _____________________________________ (delicious) dish on the menu. Put the adjectives in brackets into the comparative or superlative forms. 1 Mario’s is ______________________________ (expensive) restaurant in the area. 2 Fruit juices are ______________________________ (healthy) than sugary drinks. 3 This cake recipe needs ________________________ (many) eggs than that one. 4 Ramsay is one of ______________________________ (famous) chefs in the world. 5 Thai fish pie is ________________________________ (tasty) stew of all. Use the adjectives in Ex. 5 in the comparative and superlative in sentences of your own. Уџбеник је у процесу одобравања. Овај примерак је одштампан за презентацију и не може се користити у настави. Сва права задржана. Забрањено фотокопирање. 67