GUIDE to COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE FORMS .pdf
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COMPARATIVE & SUPERLATIVE FORMS
Form the comparative and superlative forms of a one-syllable adjective by adding –er for the comparative
form and –est for the superlative.
One-Syllable Adjective Comparative Form
Kat is taller than Jane. Dave is the tallest of all the teachers.
Write 3 phrases with LONG, OLD + one other similar adjective using comparatives and
One-Syllable Adjective with Final -e Comparative Form Superlative Form
Ikea stores are larger than other furniture stores
Write 3 phrases with LARGE, WISE + one other similar adjective using comparatives and
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 and add –est for the
The hippo is fatter than the ostrich, in fact, he’s the fattest animal at the zoo.
Write a phrase with BIG + one other similar adjective using comparatives and superlatives
Two-syllable adjectives. With most two-syllable adjectives, you form the comparative with more and
the superlative with most.
This morning is more peaceful than yesterday morning.
The chalet in the mountains is the most peaceful I have ever been to.
Write 3 phrases with pleasant, careful & vicious using comparatives and superlatives
If the two-syllable adjectives ends with –y, change the y to i and add –er for the comparative form. For
the superlative form change the y to i and add –est.
Seb is happier today than he was yesterday.
Seb is the happiest boy in the world.
Write 4 phrases with angry, busy, hungry + one other similar adjectiv using comparatives and
Find the Irregular adjectives. What are the Comparative and Superlative of each? Write 3 phrases.
Two-Syllable adjectives that follow two rules., this means they follow regular rules OR use more/
What are the Comparative and Superlative of each? Write 3 phrases.
Words for comparing things
As (preposition) comparing things, people, situations that are similar
Than (conjunction, preposition) used when making comparisons
relatively (adverb) in comparison with someone or something similar
whereas (conjunction) used for comparing two things, people, situations, etc. and showing that there is an
important difference between them
compared with/to - used for talking about the ways in which two things are different, or about the ways
in which something has changed
relatively speaking - used for saying that something is true when you compare it with other similar
by/in contrast - used when you are comparing two things or people and saying that the second one is
very different from the first
next to - when compared to someone or something
relative – (adjective) - having a particular quality when compared with something else
the... the... used with “more,” “less,” and other comparatives for showing that when an amount, activity,
feeling, or quality increases or is reduced, it causes something else to increase or be reduced at the same
seen against something - considered in relation to something
Other transitional words and phrases for comparing things
By the same token, conversely, instead, likewise, on one hand, on the other hand, on the contrary, rather,
similarly, yet, but, however, still, nevertheless, in contrast.
Read the paragraph and fill the gaps with comparative and superlative forms.
France is a large country compared to other European countries. Furthermore its regions are situated in
different climatic and economic zones. This has a considerable impact on local market conditions. In
Paris, for example, people tend to live in small apartments. In the Avignon area, most people live in
………….. houses and apartments. The local population of each store can vary greatly. The Northern
Paris population have ………. incomes than those of stores in areas such as Montpellier, Lille, Lyon or
Bordeaux. As for the weather conditions. Montpellier is situated in the south of France, as is Avignon, the
summers are long and hot and the weather is therefore much………… than in Lille. As the summer
lasts…….. in certain areas and as the weather is …………….the …………. being maybe in Marseille,
then demand for garden furniture and barbeque accessories for example is bound to be ……………. in
these southern cities.
Some of the French stores are situated in University towns where the student
population ensures interest for the ………….. price range. In cities with the …………… population of
tourists and foreigners stores sell the…………. sofa beds and middle of the range home furnishings and
accessories. The different and ever changing needs of each local area are analysed each year by each
store. The………… way to do this is to commission a survey or brand capital analysis for the local area.
House visits and customer satisfaction surveys are also one of the………… ways of gaining a valuable
insight into the local market.
Imagine you are opening a new store somewhere in the world. Where and what would you sell?
Explain why using as many comparatives and superlatives to describe your choice…
The best place for me to start my vintage furniture import business would be in St Remy de Provence- it’s
one of the richer areas of the region and closer to some of the most interesting and varied antique
markets, such as Ile sur la Sorgue. I would find pieces of furniture that are more beautiful and classier
than my competitors- the rarest trinkets and I would try to sell them at the most reasonable prices, which
is why my business would be the best!