Comparisons and Adjectives
Adjectives have special endings when we are comparing things.
Word usually will end in
Word always will end in
Comparing 2 things
er or re
Comparing 3+ things
My brother lives in Europe.
My elder brother lives in Europe. My eldest brother lives in Europe
Two Three or more
We had snow yesterday. 1
We had more snow yesterday than all of last year. 2
We had the most snow we have ever had. 3 or more
Exceptions: Good and Bad
One thing: good
Two things: better
Three+ things: best
One thing: bad
Two things: worse
Three+ things: worst
Baddest is slang for meaning “tough” or “excellent.” She is the baddest player I know.
Do not double a comparison. It is saying the same thing twice:
more better most best bestest
Individual or Small Group Activity
Answer the following questions.
1. How many sons do I have?
My elder son is getting married.
2. How many tomatoes did I taste?
The smallest tomato tasted best.
3. How many classes am I taking?
Geometry is my harder class.
4. How many nouns do the directions involve?
The noun nearer the verb indicates singular or plural.
5. What is wrong with the sentence’s grammar?
This is a more better idea than your last one.