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comparatives/superlatives downloadable worksheets:
COMPARATIVES AND SUPERLATIVES TEST
20 test questions about comparatives and superlatives. With these tests I find it easy to identify where students have problems. Hope you also find it useful:))))))))
Level: elementary
Age: 10-17
Downloads: 3751

 
THE COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE OF ADJECTIVES (B&W VERSION INCLUDED)
Grammar and exercises on the comparative and superlative of adjectives. I hope you like it and find it useful. Have a wonderful evening/day.Hugs!
Level: elementary
Age: 12-14
Downloads: 3750

 
Comparative
Exercise to practice comparatives
Level: elementary
Age: 8-17
Downloads: 3184

 
comparatives and superlatives test
A useful test about comparatives and superlatives.
Level: elementary
Age: 9-17
Downloads: 3054

 
Comparatives & Superlatives
I think this will be be the last worksheet on adjectives. It includes two activities. I made it for my students so they can have enough practice on this lesson. I included a balck and white version. Answer key is also included. I hope you like it.
Level: intermediate
Age: 9-17
Downloads: 2623

 
comparative adjectives
This ws is mainly for false beginners. There are some explanations, rules, and oral and written exercises. Hope it will be useful for your students. =)
Level: elementary
Age: 12-17
Downloads: 2622

 
Comparison of adjectives (BW+key)
Look at the pictures and fill in the gaps using comparatives. Hope you like it and find it useful:-)
Level: elementary
Age: 12-14
Downloads: 1919

 
COMPARATIVES AND SUPERLATIVES
Students read the information about three boys and do the three exercises in which they have to answer questions, correct information and write sentences using the prompts. I hope you like it and find it useful.
Level: elementary
Age: 12-14
Downloads: 1835

 
 

 

Comparatives and Superlatives

     


    One-syllable adjectives

  • Form the comparative and superlative forms of a one-syllable adjective by adding –er for the comparative form and –est for the superlative.
    • tall --> taller  -  the tallest
    • old --> older  -  the oldest
  • If the one-syllable adjective ends with an e, just add –r for the comparative form and –st for the superlative form.
    • large --> larger -  the largest
    • wise --> wiser  -  the wisest
  • If the one-syllable adjective ends with a single consonant with a vowel before it, double the consonant and add –er for the comparative and -est for the superlative form.
    • thin --> thinner -  the thinnest
    • big  --> bigger   -  the biggest

   Two-syllable adjectives

  • With most two-syllable, you form the comparative with more  and the superlative with most.  
    • pleasant --> more pleasant - the most pleasant
    • careful  -->  more careful  -  the most careful
  • If the two-syllable adjectives ends with –y, change the y to i and add –er for the comparative and -est for the superlative.
    • happy --> happier - the happiest
    • funny --> funnier  - the funniest
  • Two-syllable adjectives ending in –er, -le, or –ow take –er for the comparative and -est for the superlative form.
    • gentle  -->  gentler   -  the gentlest
    • narrow --> narrower - the narrowest

    Three-or-more-syllable adjectives

  • For adjectives with three syllables or more, you form the comparative with more and the superlative with most.
    • interesting --> more interesting - the most interesting
    • expensive --> more expensive  - the most expensive

     Irregular

    • good --> better   -   the best
    • bad  -->  worse   -   the worst
    • far   -->  farther  -   the farthest
    • little  --> less      -   the least
    • many --> more   -   the most


Exercises

  1.  Write down the comparative and the superlative forms of these adjectives:                             

                          COMPARATIVE        SUPERLATIVE

  • delicious       
  • nice             
  • bad              
  • important     
  • many            
  • intelligent  
  • deep          
  • fat              
  • high            
  • tough         
  • far               
  • bright         
  • slow          

                           COMPARATIVE        SUPERLATIVE

  • heavy        
  • tight              
  • little            
  • hot             
  • lazy            
  • wide              
  • cheap         
  • exciting        
  • clever         
  • good          
  • attractive    
  • fine             
  • strong         
 
 
 
2. Now listen to this song and complete it with the comparative or superlative adjectives from above.
 Texas Lightning - No No Never
 
 
 

My love is now than you'll ever know
and it won't ever let you go
My love is than the ocean can be
and it’s than the deep blue sea
My love goes than a mountain can rise
and I see it there in your eyes
My love gets when the going gets rough
and believe me, I've got than enough

Keep tryin' babe, keep holding on
There's a place we belong
Where things are good, where love is strong

I'm never ever gonna leave you to cry on your own
Never ever gonna not go and pick up the phone
I'm never ever gonna let you be chilled to the bone
No, no, never
No, no, never
I'm never ever gonna leave when you're lost in the storm
Never ever gonna not keep you safe where it's warm
I never ever will desert you when your heart is torn
No, no, never
No, no, never

My love shines than a twinkling star
baby no matter where you are
And my love keeps burning like an eternal flame
you can feel it, when I'm calling your name

Keep tryin' babe, keep holding on
There's a place we belong
Where things are good, where love is strong

I'm never ever gonna leave you to cry on your own

Never ever gonna not go and pick up the phone
I'm never ever gonna let you be chilled to the bone
No, no, never
No, no, never
I'm never ever gonna leave when you're lost in the storm
Never ever gonna not keep you safe where it's warm
I never ever will desert you when your heart is torn
No, no, never
No, no, never

 

       

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