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Adding ‘ er’ and ‘est to adjectives.

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Adding ‘ er’ and ‘est to adjectives.

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  1. Spelling Adding ‘er’ and ‘est to adjectives.

  2. Adding ‘er’ Look how easy it is to add ‘er’ to these words. quick +er quicker great +er greater full fuller +er bright brighter +er tall +er taller

  3. Have a go at adding ‘er’ to these words. cold colder short shorter slow slower high higher Did you get them right ? Well done !

  4. Adding ‘est’ It is just as easy to add ‘est’ to these words. cold colder coldest shortest shorter short slower slowest slow high higher highest

  5. Let's move on... Adding ‘er’ and ‘est to adjectives that end in an e

  6. Words ending in eare a bit more tricky ! late +er e er lat fin fine +er e er Can you see what is happening ? If a word ends in an e you must drop the e before adding ‘er’.

  7. Have a go at adding ‘er’ to these words. cute cuter large larger nice nicer Did you get them right ? Well done !

  8. Adding ‘est’ It is just as easy to add ‘est’ to these words. cute cuter cutest large larger largest nice nicer nicest

  9. Let's move on... Adding ‘er’ and ‘est to adjectives that end in a y

  10. Words ending in yare also tricky ! lonely +er y i er lonel nois noisy +er y i er Can you see what is happening ? If a word ends in a y you must change the y into an i before adding ‘er’.

  11. Have a go at adding ‘er’ to these words happy +er y i er happ sill silly +er y i er easy +er eas i y er

  12. Adding ‘est’ It is just as easy to add ‘est’ to these words. happy happier happiest silly sillier silliest easy easier easiest

  13. Let's move on... Adding ‘er’ and ‘est’ to adjectives that end in one vowel and one consonant

  14. Some adjectives need to add an extra letter when adding ‘er’ ! slim +er m er slim flat flat +er t er Can you see what is happening ? If a word ends in just one vowel and one consonant you must add the same consonant again before adding ‘er’.

  15. Have a go at adding ‘er’ to these words fat +er t er fat hot hot +er t er thin +er thin n er Beware! There are a few exceptions to this rule. If the consonant is a ‘w’ you do not add an extra consonant!

  16. Adding ‘est’ It is just as easy to add ‘est’ to these words. fat fatter fattest hot hotter hottest thin thinner thinnest

  17. So remember... • Most words just add ‘er’ or ‘est’. • Words ending in e … drop the e before adding ‘er’ or ‘est’. • Words ending in y… change the y into an i before adding ‘er’ or ‘est’. • Words that end with one vowel and one consonant need a double letter before adding ‘er’ or ‘est’. There can be some exceptions!

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