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Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!

Use a superlative :

 

    Ex : "This exercise is very difficult : it's the most difficult exercise" (I've ever done !)
   ( Construction à respecter dans la réponse => adjectif au superlatif + nom )

1- It was a very happy day : it was in my life.
2- It's a very good book : it is I've ever read.
3- He's a very famous singer : he's certainly in the country.
4- I know it was a bad mistake : it was I had ever done.
5- She's a very pretty girl : she's of the class.
6- It was a very cold winter : it was we had ever known.
7- Jack is a boring man : he's I've ever met.
8- Alice is really a funny child : she is in the family.

 

 

Comparatif de supériorité, d'infériorité, d'égalité

  • Comparatif de supériorité =>   +

=> Timothy is richer than me. ( adjectif court )
=> I am more intelligent than Timothy. (adjectif long )
  • Comparatif d'infériorité =>   - 
=> I am less rich than Timothy.
=> He is less intelligent than me.
  • Comparatif d'égalité =>  =     aussi... que ...  =  as ... as...

=> I am as happy as Timothy. ( forme affirmative = ... aussi heureux que ... )
=> He is not as intelligent as me. ( forme négative = ...pas aussi intelligent que ... )


COMPARE

Joe's car

Bob's car

fast + -
expensive = =
good - +
large + -
noisy - +
attractive = =
modern + -
recent + -
safe + -
smart + -
comfortable + -
old - +
Oralement, à partir du tableau, s'exercer à faire les phrases du type :

  • Joe's car is faster than Bob's car.

  • Bob's car is less fast than Joe's car.

  • Joe's car is as expensive as Bob's car.

  • etc.

 



Comparative adjectives and adverbs

 

We usually add -er to one-syllable adjectives and adverbs to make their comparative forms.

Otherwise  we use 'more + adjectives' 

 

  •    With one-syllable past participle adjectives : bored, creased, pleased, worn.

                 Ex : You should iron your shirt again it looks more creased  than before. ( not  : creaseder…)

  •   With fun, real, right, wrong :

 

                 Ex : I thought she was honest, I couldn't have been more wrong ! ( not …wronger )

  •  When we compare two qualities :

                Ex : He is more mad than brave.

                Ex : The door looks more green than blue !

 

We can sometimes use more as an alternative to the -er form to emphasize the comparison :

        Ex : You might think this one is small but the other one is more small. ( or …smaller )

 

 Other adjectives like this include  clear, cold, fair, rough, soft, true.

 

 Some adjectives with 2 syllables are most commonly used with more/less :

  •  Participle adjectives ( worried, boring … ).

  •  Adjectives ending in -ful, and -less ( careful, careless…).

  •  + afraid, alert, alike, alone, ashamed, aware.

  • + active, cautious, certain, complex, direct, eager, exact, formal, frequent, modern, special, recent.

 

Most two-syllable adjectives ending -y, -ow, -er, -ure can take either -er or the 'more + adjectives' form, although the -er form is more frequently used.

 

Some adjectives ( complete, equal, favourite, ideal, perfect, unique ) have a comparative meaning so they are not often used with -er or more/less.

 

However, we can use comparative forms for special emphasis or for a particular communicative purpose :

        Ex : His cooking today was good, but less perfect than yesterday.

 

Put the adjectives or adverbs into the right comparative (or superlative) form.
Then press "Check" to check your answers.

1- She’s two years (old) than her brother.
2- He’s the (young) of the two.
3- Is she (well) ? I’m afraid not, she’s rather (bad) .
4- You’ll have to do it (soon) or (late) .
5- According to the (late) news, the death rate is getting (low) .
6- The (heavy) the suitcase, the (difficult) it is to carry it.
7- No need to go any (far) , it wouldn’t be any (easy) .
8- This house is twice as (large) as the other one, and its price isn’t much (high) .
9- He’s done far (well) than all the competitors. He’s the (good) .
10- As they went (far) into the tunnel, it got (dark) and (dark) .


Comparative adjectives and adverbs

 

We usually add -er to one-syllable adjectives and adverbs to make their comparative forms.

Otherwise  we use 'more + adjectives' 

 

  •    With one-syllable past participle adjectives : bored, creased, pleased, worn.

                 Ex : You should iron your shirt again it looks more creased  than before. ( not  : creaseder…)

  •   With fun, real, right, wrong :

 

                 Ex : I thought she was honest, I couldn't have been more wrong ! ( not …wronger )

  •  When we compare two qualities :

                Ex : He is more mad than brave.

                Ex : The door looks more green than blue !

 

We can sometimes use more as an alternative to the -er form to emphasize the comparison :

        Ex : You might think this one is small but the other one is more small. ( or …smaller )

 

 Other adjectives like this include  clear, cold, fair, rough, soft, true.

 

 Some adjectives with 2 syllables are most commonly used with more/less :

  •  Participle adjectives ( worried, boring … ).

  •  Adjectives ending in -ful, and -less ( careful, careless…).

  •  + afraid, alert, alike, alone, ashamed, aware.

  • + active, cautious, certain, complex, direct, eager, exact, formal, frequent, modern, special, recent.

 

Most two-syllable adjectives ending -y, -ow, -er, -ure can take either -er or the 'more + adjectives' form, although the -er form is more frequently used.

 

Some adjectives ( complete, equal, favourite, ideal, perfect, unique ) have a comparative meaning so they are not often used with -er or more/less.

 

However, we can use comparative forms for special emphasis or for a particular communicative purpose :

        Ex : His cooking today was good, but less perfect than yesterday.

 

Comparatif de supériorité, d'infériorité, d'égalité

  • Comparatif de supériorité =>   +

=> Timothy is richer than me. ( adjectif court )
=> I am more intelligent than Timothy. (adjectif long )
  • Comparatif d'infériorité =>   - 
=> I am less rich than Timothy.
=> He is less intelligent than me.
  • Comparatif d'égalité =>  =     aussi... que ...  =  as ... as...

=> I am as happy as Timothy. ( forme affirmative = ... aussi heureux que ... )
=> He is not as intelligent as me. ( forme négative = ...pas aussi intelligent que ... )


COMPARE

Joe's car

Bob's car

fast + -
expensive = =
good - +
large + -
noisy - +
attractive = =
modern + -
recent + -
safe + -
smart + -
comfortable + -
old - +
Oralement, à partir du tableau, s'exercer à faire les phrases du type :

  • Joe's car is faster than Bob's car.

  • Bob's car is less fast than Joe's car.

  • Joe's car is as expensive as Bob's car.

  • etc.

 

Superlatif
 
 

The superlative form is -est (oldest) or most ... (most expensive)

 

 
sizes 1- The 'Atlantic bluefin tuna' is the biggest.
2- 'Bigeye tuna' is bigger than 'Yellowfin tuna'.
3- The 'Atlantic bluefin tuna' is bigger than all the other tuna.

 

prices
1- Is oil  more expensive than gas ?
2- Is oil more expensive than all the other power supplies?
3- Is oil the most expensive of the three ?

 

 

Bigger /oldermore expensive etc. are comparative forms.
Biggest / oldest / most expensive etc. are superlative
forms.
 
 

 

Short words

(old, cheap, nice, etc. )

the... -est

  • old => the oldest  / cheap => the cheapest / nice => the nicest
  • but : good => the best / bad => the worst 
  • Spelling : big => the biggesthot => the hottest      

Words ending in -y

(easy, heavy,  etc. )

the... -iest

  • easy => the easiest /  heavy => the heaviest / pretty => the prettiest

Long words

(careful, expensive, interesting, etc. )

the most...

  • careful => the most careful /  interesting => the most interesting

Examples :

  • This church is the oldest building in the town.
  • What is the longest river in the world ?
  • Fame isn't the most important thing in life.
  • Can you tell me the way to the nearest bank ?
  • Alice is a good pianist but she isn't the best* in the class. ( = * without a noun / = the best pianist)

 

 

superlative + I've ever... / you've ever... etc.

 

  • The film was very funny. I think it's one of the funniest film I 've ever seen.

  • What is the most important thing you've ever done ?

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