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Degrees of Comparison

Type of adj.
1 syllable
2 syllables ( y, er, ow)
2 syllables (al, ant, ent, ish,

Positive degree
bright
clever
active

Comparative degree
brighter
cleverer
more active

Superlative degre
the brightest
the cleverest
the most active

ive, ic, ous, ful, less)


Multisyllabic (3 and more)

beautiful

more beautiful

the most beautifu

1) 1 syllable adjectives ending in ( ER, EST)


tall ______ _______
cheap _____ _______
small ______ _______

green______ _______
high______ _______
big ______ _______

poor______ _______
tough______ _______
wise______ _______

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2) 2 syllable adjectives ending in "y, er, ow" (ER, EST)
angry______ _______
busy______ _______
easy______ _______
happy______ _______

pretty______ _______
clever______ _______
narrow ______ _______
hollow______ _______

slender______ _______
yellow______ _______
shallow______ _______
tender______ _______

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3) 2 syllable adjectives ending in "al, ant, ent, ish, ive, ic, ous, ful, less" (MORE, MOST)
active______ _______
careless______ _______
eager______ _______
famous______ _______

foolish______ _______
formal______ _______
modern______ _______
private______ _______

recent______ _______
secure______ _______
tragic______ _______
useful______ ______

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4) Multisyllabic adjectives (MORE, THE MOST)
comfortable
curious
dangerous

intelligent
expensive
succcessful

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Spelling rules:

1. Adjectives ending in: vowel + consonant + ER, EST ----> double consonant (big, bigger, the biggest)
fat______ _______
hot______ _______

red______ _______
sad______ _______

thin______ _______
wet______ _______

2. Adjectives ending in: "e" + ER, EST ----> "e" before the suffix is omitted (blue, bluer, the bluest)
brave______ _______
close______ _______

pale______ _______
rude______ _______

simple______ _______
wide______ _______

3. Adjectives ending in: consonant + "y" + ER, EST -----> "y" sifts for "i" (busy, busier, the busiest)
dry______ _______
happy___ _______

shy_____ _______
sleepy__ _______

lucky____ _______
scary____ ______

* If before "y" there is a vowel, "y" doesn't change: gray, grayer, the grayest.

TEST Degrees of Comparison

sad

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intelligent

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foolish

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careless

_________ ________________

expensive

____________ ____________

wet

________ _______________

poor

__________ _______________

lucky

_________ _______________

simple

__________ ______________

cheap

________ ______________

gray

__________ ______________

tender

_________ _______________

shy

__________ ______________

happy

_________ _______________

hollow

__________ ______________

dangerous

___________ ____________