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Unit 70: COMPARING THREE OR MORE We can use both comparative and superlative forms (Unit 68). SUPERLATIVE FORM COMPARATIVE FORM + than That was the best film I’ve ever seen. = I’ve never seen a better film than that one. The Nile is the longest river in the world . = The Nile is longer than any other river in the w o r l d . Nobody here gets much money but John = Nobody gets much money but John gets less gets the least. than anybody else. Everybody ran fast but Maria ran = Everybody ran fast but Maria ran faster the fastest. than anybody else. Being in prison is the most boring thing = I cannot imagine anything more boring than I can imagine. being in prison. What’s the most frightening thing that’s It is difficult to make a comparative question
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Unformatted text preview: ever happened to you? when we are comparing more than two. Could you tell me the way to the nearest supermarket? History is the least useful subject we study = History is less useful than any other subject at school. we study. Everybody was hurt in the crash, but John = Everybody was hurt in the crash, but John was was injured the worst. injured worse than the others. To make the superlative stronger (if there is a big difference), we can use by far: That was by far the best film Ive ever seen. = much better than any others NOTICE: In the hockey team, John gets the most money. Of the eleven players, John gets the most money....
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