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COMPARATIVES AND SUPERLATIVES

Rule 1 - one syllable adjectives or adverbs:

Comparatives

• Simply add -er
Examples:
• smart =  smarter
• young =  younger
• fast = fasterSuperlatives

• Use THE  and add -est
Examples:
• smart =  the smartest
• young =  the youngest
• fast = the fastest


Rule 1B - One syllable adjectives with a Consonant-VowelConsonant Pattern:

Comparatives

• If the adjective has a CVC pattern, double the consonant and add -er. 
Examples:
• wet  =  wetter
• big  =  bigger
• sad = sadderSuperlatives
• If the adjective has a CVC pattern, double the consonant and add -est. Don't forget THE!
Examples:
• wet  =  the wettest
• big  =  the biggest
• sad = the saddestRule 2 - two syllable adjectives ending in Y:
Comparatives
• Change the Y to I and add -er 
Examples:
• pretty =  prettier
• happy =  happier
• busy = busier
Superlatives
•Change the Y to I and add -est. Don't forget to use THE!
Examples:
• pretty =  the prettiest
• happy =  the happiest
• busy = the busiest

Rule 3 - Adjectives or adverbs with two ormore syllables (not ending in Y):
Comparatives
• Use MORE
Examples:
• famous =  more famous
• interesting =  more interesting
• carefully = more carefully

Superlatives
•Use THE MOST
Examples:
• famous =  the most famous
• interesting =  the most interesting
• carefully = the most carefully

Rule 4. These are the irregular words. There is no system orpattern here, so you'll just have to remember them. Fortunately, there are only a few...
Comparatives
Examples:
• good =  better
• bad =  worse
• far = farther (further)
• well= better
• badly = worse
• little = less
Superlatives
Examples:
• good =  the best
• bad =  the worst
• far = the farthest (the furthest)
• well = the best
•...
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