Comparative and Superlative Forms

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What is the purpose of the superlative form in English grammar?

To compare one thing to all others in a group.

Which adjectives have irregular superlative forms that must be memorized?

Good, Far, and Old.

What suffix is typically added to the end of an adjective to form its comparative form?

-er or more.

What is the purpose of the comparative form in English grammar?

To compare two things.

How do you form the superlative form of an adjective using 'most'?

Place 'most' before the adjective.

What is the correct form of the comparative of 'good'?

better

Which of the following is an example of a comparative form?

more beautiful

What is the correct form of the superlative of 'tall'?

tallest

What is the correct form of the comparative of 'far'?

farther

Which of the following is an example of a superlative form?

most interesting

Study Notes

Comparative Superlative

Superlative Forms

  • Used to compare one thing to all others in a group
  • Typically formed using the suffix -est or most with the adjective
  • Examples:
    • The biggest house on the street
    • The most beautiful view in the city

Irregular Forms

  • Some adjectives have irregular superlative forms
  • These forms must be memorized
  • Examples:
    • Good -> Best
    • Far -> Farthest
    • Old -> Oldest

Comparative Forms

  • Used to compare two things
  • Typically formed using the suffix -er or more with the adjective
  • Examples:
    • This cake is sweeter than the one we had yesterday
    • She is more intelligent than her brother

Learn about the comparative and superlative forms of adjectives, including regular and irregular forms, with examples and explanations.

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