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English Grammar - Comparison of adjectives

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PostPosted: 31st March 2007, 20:07 Post subject: English Grammar - Comparison of adjectives

English Grammar - Comparison of adjectives
- comparative
- superlative

1) comparison with -er/-est

clean - cleaner - (the) cleanest

with -er/-est:
- all adjectives with one syllable (clean, new, cheap)
- all adjectives with two syllables ending on:
-y (easy, happy, pretty, dirty)
-er (clever)
-le (simple)
-ow (narrow)

Spelling:
large larger largest (leave out silent -e)
big bigger biggest (double consonant after short vowel in the middle)
dirty dirtier dirtiest (y is changed into -i, because there is a consonant before the- y {here -t})

2) comparison with more - most

difficult - more difficult - most difficult

all adjectives with more than one syllable (except adjectives with two syllables ending on -y or -er)

3) irregular adjectives

good - better - best
bad - worse - worst
much - more - most
many - more - most
little - less - least (wenig)
little - smaller - smallest (klein)


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