Learn about how comparative adjectives compare two nouns and superlative adjectives compare three or more nouns.

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Comparative and Superlative Adjectives

  

 

comparative adjectives are adjectives that compare two nouns

 

  

Warm-Up Question:  

 

 

.1. good

skate-boarder

.2. _____

crazy-skate-boarder

.3. _____

surfer

 

Which superlative adjective belongs in gap 3?

 

a. best

 

b. much better

 

c. better

 

 

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ANSWER 

 

.1. good

skate-boarder

.2. _____

crazy-skate-boarder

.3. _____

surfer

 

Which superlative adjective belongs in gap 3?

 

a. best

 

b. much better

 

c. better

 

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nouns name of people, places or things adjectives describe them

 

 

nasty-pirate

nasty pirate

describes - names

 

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comparative adjectives are adjectives that compare two nouns such as…

 

dog-biting-man

loud

 

man-screaming

louder

 

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comparative adjectives can tell you if something is…

 bigger ✅ newer ✅ faster ✅ better etc

 

two-pirates-two-boats

Grace's boat was bigger than Patch's.

 

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comparative adjectives

often end in er

 

alien

weird

 

alien

weirder

 

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 more is added to

longer adjectives to them comparative adjectives

 

smartphone

expensive

adjective

 

tablet-computer

 more expensive

comparative adjective

 

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 less is added to

longer adjectives to them comparative adjectives

 

smartphone

durable

adjective

 

tablet-computer

less durable

comparative adjective

  

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comparative adjectives

are adjectives that compare two nouns

 

superlative adjectives

are adjectives that compare three nouns or more

 

small

dragon

adjective

smaller

dragon

comparative

smallest

dragon

superlative

 

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 superlative adjectives are used to show that something is...

✅ the best ✅ the worst ✅ the smallest ✅ or the tallest etc

 

tall

building

adjective

taller

building

comparative

tallest

building

superlative

 

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superlative adjectives

often end in est

  

alien

weird

alien

weirder

alien

weirdest

 

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most is added to

longer adjectives to them superlative

 

smartphone

expensive

tablet-computer

more expensive

games-consol

most expensive

 

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least is added to

longer adjectives to them superlative

 

pirates

peaceful

adjective

tablet-computer

less peaceful

comparative

pirates

least peaceful

superlative

 

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✅ some adjectives have different rules

 

adjective | comparative | superlative

 

bad | worse | worst

 

storm-at-sea

It was the worst storm that they had ever sailed in.

 

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✅ some adjectives have different rules

 

adjective | comparative | superlative

 

good | better | best

 

pirate

Sam was the best card player.

 

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✅ some adjectives have different rules

 

adjective | comparative | superlative

 

late | later | last

 

robot-running

 Marvin was the last employee to arrive.

 

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✅ some adjectives have different rules

 

adjective | comparative | superlative

 

far | further | furthest

 

runners

Pria ran the furthest in the marathon.

 

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✅ some adjectives have different rules

 

adjective | comparative | superlative

 

much | more | most

 

winter-scene

The north of the country had the most snow last night.

 

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Now take theComparative and Superlative Quiz to find out what you have learned...

 

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