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Comparative Adjectives and Adverbs

  1. The most nervous I've been
  2. The happiest moment I've ever had
  3. The most frightened I've ever been

Musical experiences (better with teens):

  1. The best concert I've been to
  2. The worst song I've ever heard
  3. The longest time I've ever danced
  4. The best CD I've ever bought

places in your life

  1. The most dangerous place I've been in
  2. The cheapest restaurant I've eaten in
  3. The most boring town I've ever visited

Superlative Award ceremony

Vote in class for each of these categories. Class awards ceremony. Vote secretely to see who is voted for each category. Categories:

  1. the student with the nicest smile
  2. the friendliest student
  3. the hardest working student
  4. the earliest student
  5. the best-dressed student
  6. the most talkative student
  7. the quietest student
  8. etc. (try to have only nice categories!)

Make ten correct sentences from the three animal pictures. At least two describing with adjectives, four making comparative statements and four making superlative statements. Include at two negative forms and two question forms.

  1. The horse is more dangerous than the lamb.
  2. The Tiger is the most dangerous.

Comparative Forms more or -er

Three-syllable adjectives form the comparative with more (more sensible). Most one-syllable adjectives have -er (older). Some two-syllable adjectives have more (more modern), some have -er (heavier), and some can have either form (more pleasant/pleasanter). If the adjective ends in -y use -er:
Shy, shier. Heavy heavier otherwise if you are unsure, use more. More works well with almost all two-syllable adjectives.

Adjectives ending in -ly take more

Never drop the -ly from an adverb with -ly when using the comparison form.
Correct She spoke quickly. She spoke more quickly than he did.
Incorrect She spoke quicker than he did.
Correct Talk quietly. Talk more quietly.
Incorrect Talk quieter. CorrectJim works harder than his brother.


Giraffe Family. Image

  • The biggest giraffe in standing on the left.
  • The giraffe in the middle is bigger than the giraffe on the right but smaller than the one on the left.
  • The giraffe on the left is the smallest giraffe in the picture.

Note the double 'g' in bigger. Biger would be pronounced like tiger. (See pronunciation rules

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