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Unit 68: FORMS FOR COMPARISON Athens 30 o C = hot Cairo 33 o C = hotter (this is the comparative form) Baghdad 36 o C = the hottest (this is the superlative form) When we want to make a comparison, we often change the form of a word. Adjectives and adverbs (Unit 64) and some words showing quantity (Unit 57) can change this way. Unit 69 shows you the meaning of comparative sentences and how to make them. This unit tells you about the forms. 1 Word + -er / -est This is for short words. COMPARATIVE SUPERLATIVE big bigger the biggest few fewer the fewest late later the latest early earlier the earliest Appendix 7 can help you with the spelling. 2 More / most + word This is for long words. COMPARATIVE SUPERLATIVE difficult more difficult
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Unformatted text preview: the most difficult careful more careful the most careful carefully more carefully the most carefully beautiful more beautiful the most beautiful NOTICE: Some words can use both forms. C O M P A R A T I V E S U P E R L A T I V E either friendly more friendly the most friendly or friendly friendlier the friendliest Examples of these words are: easy, dirty, funny, happy, noisy, narrow, shallow, simple, gentle, clever, common, quiet. 3 Irregular COMPARATIVE SUPERLATIVE good better the best well better the best b a d w o r s e t h e w o r s t b a d l y w o r s e t h e w o r s t far farther the farthest f u r t h e r t h e f u r t h e s t many/much/a lot of more the most a little less the least...
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