Did you know that there are other types of adjectives? Did you know that some types of adjectives can compare two or more nouns? We call these adjectives comparative and superlative adjectives.
A comparative adjective compares 2 nouns. That is two people, places, or things. When you have two people, places, or things being compared, you add either (er) to the end of the adjective or add the word (more) in front of the adjective. Example: That movie lasted longer that the other one. We add (er) to long to make it longer because we are talking about two movies.
Choose an adjective for each sentence fast My cat is ____________ than their dog. more fast( try again) faster ( correct)
Choose an adjective for each sentence beautifully The first girl sings ____________ compared to the second girl. beautifullier ( nice try) more beautifully ( good job)
Did you know that superlative adjectives describe 3 or more nouns? When you have 3 or more people, places, or things being compared, you add (est) to the end of the adjective or add (most) in front of the adjective. Example: Out of all ten bikes in the race, his was the coolest.
A little food for thought or something to remember. We do not add ( er ) or ( est ) to an adjective that ends with ( ly ) like smoothly, swiftly, beautifully, colorfully etc.. We usually use ( er ) and ( est ) to short adjectives like fast, cool, hot or to words that end in just ( y ) like crazy. We usually add ( more ) and ( most ) to adjectives that are longer like exhausting.
Good, better, best Adjective – describes 1 noun Superlative adjective – describes 3 or more nouns Comparative adjective – describes 2 nouns
Let’s try Your report card was _________ than the last report card. good best better
good You got the ______ grade in your class. better best