sexta-feira, abril 25

Adjective Degrees - explicação

  
  • We use the comparative to show the difference between two people, things or groups.
               "Spain is bigger than Portugal."
  • We use the superlative to compare three or more people, things or groups, to show which of them has "the most" of some quality. 
               "Paris is the most beautiful city in the world.
  • We normally use "than" with comparative adjectives and "the" with superlative adjectives.
               "Mark is taller than Steve."
               "Jack is the tallest boy in my class."

Adjective

Comparative

Superlative

1 syllable
smart
Smarter (than)
(the) smartest
2 syllables ending in -y
happy
Happier (than)
(the) happiest
2 or more syllables
intelligent
More intelligent (than)
(the) most intelligent
Good --> better --> best
Bad --> worse --> worst
Far --> farther / further --> farthest / furthest
 Quiet, clever --> usually quieter, quietest, cleverer, cleverest
 Simple, stupid, narrow, shallow, common, cruel --> -er / -est or more / most

Written by Adriano Costa

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