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Ana Laura Cruz Vicente 4C DN

Noun (subject) + verb + the + superlative adjective + noun (object).

The group that is being compared with can be omitted if it is clear from the context (final
example below).


 My house is the largest one in our neighborhood.

 This is the smallest box I've ever seen.
 Your dog was the fastest of any dog in the race.
 We all have trees in our yard. My tree is the tallest. ("of all the trees" is understood)

One syllable adjectives

Add -er for the comparative and -est for the superlative. If the adjective has a consonant + single
vowel + consonant spelling, the final consonant must be doubled before adding the ending.

Two syllables

Adjectives with two syllables can form the comparative either by adding -er or by preceeding the
adjective with more. These adjectives form the superlative either by adding -est or by preceeding
the adjective with most. In many cases, both forms are used, although one usage will be more
common than the other.
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Three or more syllables

Adjectives with three or more syllables form the comparative by putting more in front of the
adjective, and the superlative by putting most in front.

Irregular comparatives and superlatives

These very common adjectives have completely irregular comparative and superlative forms
Ana Laura Cruz Vicente 4C DN


 Today is the worst day I've had in a long time.

 Your painting is better than mine.
 This is the least expensive sweater in the store.
 This sweater is less expensive than that one.
 His house is far from town, but her house is even farther.

I- Write the Superlative form of the following adjectives.

Adjective Superlative
clean cleanest
cold coldest
slow slowest
large largest
pretty prettiest
happy happiest
hot hottest
big biggest
thin thinnest
beautiful Most beautiful
expensive Most expensive
good best
bad worst
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short shortest
nice nicest
happy happiest
dry driest
interesting Most interesting
little least
much most

II-Superlatives. Answer the following questions.

1. Who is the oldest ? ________Laura________________

2. Who is the youngest ?______Alan___________________

3. Who is the heaviest ?_______Mike_________________

4. Who is the lightest ?_______Alan______________

5. Who is the tallest ?______Laura_______________

6. Who is the shortest ?_____Sophie________________

III-Superlatives and Comparatives. Complete the following sentences.

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1- Sally is (old)_____older__________ than Ellen.

2- Tom is the (old)______oldest___________.

3- Sally is (fat)____fatter____________ than Ellen.

4- Tom is the (fat)_____fattest___________ .

5- Sally is (happy)_____happier____________ than Tom.

6- Ellen is the (happy)____happiest__________ .

7- Tom is (good)_____better___________ than Sally.

8- Ellen is the (good)___best_______________ .

9- Ellen is (intelligent)_____more intelligent___________ than Tom.

10- Sally is the (intelligent)_____most intelligent_____________ .

IV- Superlatives and Comparatives. Complete the following chart.

Positive Comparative Superlative

old older oldest
small smaller smallest
late later latest
nice nicer nicest
happy happier happiest
easy easier easiest
difficult more difficult Most difficult
fortunate More fortunate most fortunate
boring more boring Most boring
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good better best

bad worse worst

V- Superlatives and Comparatives. Write the correct form.

1.- This hat is (beautiful)_____more beautiful______________ than that one.

2.- Argentina is (big)____bigger___________ than Colombia, but Brazil is (big)____the biggest

_________country in South America.

3.- Today is (good)____the best _________day of the year.

4.- Mercury is (hot)______the hottest __________planet in the Solar System.

5.- I am (tall)________taller __________________ than my sister, but dad is (tall)______the

tallest _______ person in our family.

6.- Snakes and lizards are (slow)_____slower __________ than foxes.

7.- I think my English is getting (good)____better __________ but my Spanish is getting

(bad)___worse _______ .

8.-My mum's car isn't very fast. She wants a (fast)____faster _________one.

9.- Madrid is (large)______the largest _______________city in Spain.

10.- Sharks are (dangerous)________the most dangerous________________ animals in the sea.