Is it important to learn English comparatives in order to be successful in today's competitive society?
Name two adjectives that describe something that is larger than another thing.
Comparatives are words used to compare two things that are not equal. Comparatives use '-er' at the end of an adjective or adverb to show the difference. For example, 'quick' becomes 'quicker', and 'slowly' becomes 'more slowly'.
Comparative Adjectives are adjectives that compare two or more people, places, or things. They are used to describe the differences between two things. Superlative Adjectives are adjectives that compare three or more people, places, or things. They are used to describe the difference between the three or more things. Double Comparatives are sentences where the comparative adjective is used twice to compare two people, places, or things. This is done to emphasize the difference between the two things.
The comparative form of adjectives and adverbs in English can be formed by adding '-er' or 'more' to the end of the word. For example, 'interesting' becomes 'more interesting'. In Old English, the comparative form of adjectives was formed by adding 'ra' to the end of the word. For example, 'sma' (small) became 'smarra' (smaller). In Middle English, the comparative form of adjectives was formed by adding '-er' to the end of the word. For example, 'gret' (great) became 'greter' (greater).
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What similarities and differences do you see between English comparatives and other languages' comparatives?
What strategies do you use to remember the proper grammar when using comparatives in English?
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Brain break: Draw a monkey jumping on a bed with a banana in its hand.
Question: Using comparative adjectives, which sentence is correct? 'The bird flew ____ than the plane. Clues: • Think about the meaning of 'comparative adjectives'. • What is the difference between 'faster' and 'fast'? • Remember to use the correct form of the adjective. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Compare two objects and explain why one is faster than the other. B. Write a sentence using a comparative adjective.
Which of the following is a comparative adjective?
What is the comparative form of the word 'fast'?
What is the comparative form of the word 'high'?
What is the comparative form of the word 'long'?
Which of the following is not a comparative adjective?
Work together in pairs: What is the difference between the words "better" and "best"?