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  1. Making Comparisons The Intermediate Class The Warehouse Madrid

  2. When do we use comparatives? • When we want to compare two things • He’s bigger than I am. • He’s bigger than me. • She’s more intelligent than I am. • She’s more intelligent than me.

  3. When do we use superlatives? • When we want to compare three or more things. • He’s the biggest student in his class. • She’s the smartest girl in the whole school.

  4. 1-syllable adjectives, 2-syllable adjectives and adjectives ending in -y

  5. When an adjective ends in -e • We only add –r or –st • Safe • Safer • Safest

  6. When an adjective ends in cvc • Double the final “c” • Thin • Thinner • Thinnest • Trim • Trimmer • trimmest

  7. 2 syllables and ends in “y” • Change the “y” to “i” and add –er or –est • Funny • Funnier • Funniest

  8. 2-syllable adjectives, long adjectives

  9. Irregular • Good • Better • Best • Bad • Worse • Worst • Far • Further • furthest

  10. More/less most/least • This is the most expensive shampoo I’ve ever seen. • This is the least expensive house we’ve seen so far.

  11. Much, far, a lot • This house is much more expensive than the other one. • This house is far better than the other one. • This house is a lot closer to the school than the other one.

  12. Slightly, a little, a bit • He’s slightly taller than her. • She’s a little heavier than she was last year. • This house is a bit more expensive than the other one.