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Comparative & Superlative Adjectives

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  1. Comparative & Superlative Adjectives

  2. Language Objective • We will produce complete sentences using comparative and superlative adjectives.

  3. Comparative Adjectives: Application Why?: • We use comparative adjectives to compare TWO nouns.

  4. Parts of Speech: Adjectives (of what kind) Adjective(er) or more + adjective (two syllables or less) (more than two syllables) Irregular: good better, bad worse some/many more, little less

  5. Formulas & Examples • Formula 1: Noun1 + “to be” verb + adjective(er)+ than +noun2 + finisher. • Example: Oranges are sweeter than lemons. • Formula 2: Noun1 + “to be” verb + more+adjective + than +noun2 + finisher. • Example: A granola bar is a more nutritious snack than a candy bar.

  6. Superlative Adjectives: Application Why?: • We use superlative adjectives to compare MORE THAN TWO nouns.

  7. Parts of Speech: Adjectives (of what kind) Adjective(est) or most + adjective (two syllables or less) (more than two syllables) Irregular: good best, bad worst some/many most, little least

  8. Formulas & Examples • Formula 1: Noun + “to be”verb + the + adjective(est) + of all (group of nouns). • Example: Samantha was the tallest of all the students in her class. • Formula 2: Noun + “to be”verb + the + most + adjective + of all (group of nouns). • Example: In Arizona, July and August are the most humid of all the months.

  9. Let’s Watch & Practice! • #1 video comparative & superlative • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--lza_K_J3I • comparative & superlative adjectives in song • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EENs_S1w0A • Comparative adjectives • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7oxnrsghto

  10. Assignment: Comparative & Superlative Adjectives • Find pictures from magazines or the internet you can use to produce complete sentences using the comparative and superlative adjectives. • Write 3 sentences using the comparative form (-er, more, irregular) and 3 sentences using the superlative form (-est, most, irregular). • Be sure to add detail, check subject-verb agreement and review for punctuation!!

  11. The dolphin is friendlier than the dangerous shark. • The shark is more dangerous than the dolphin. • It is better to swim with dolphins than with sharks or orca whales. • The orca whale is the largest of the three animals. • The dolphin is the most intelligent animal in the ocean. • Swimming with great white sharks is most likely the worst of all my husband’s ideas!