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Use the Comparative and Superlative Forms of Adjectives 3

In this worksheet, students consider ways of forming the comparative and superlative versions of adjectives.

'Use the Comparative and Superlative Forms of Adjectives 3' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Transcription

Curriculum subtopic:   Apply Spelling Rules

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Worksheet Overview

We use the comparative and superlative forms of adjectives when we are comparing things.


The black and tan puppy was cute, but the black puppy was cuter (comparative) and the brown puppy with blue eyes was the cutest (superlative) of all.

 

For adjectives with one syllable we usually add 'er' and 'est' to form the comparative and superlative, but for adjectives with three syllables or more we use the words 'more' and 'most' instead.

Apples are delicious, but bananas are more delicious and strawberries are the most delicious.

 

Adjectives with two syllables are more difficult because they can follow either rule.

Most adjectives ending in -y, -le and -ow add 'er' and 'est'.

noisy    noisier   noisiest

gentle   gentler   gentlest

narrow   narrower   narrowest

 

Most other two-syllable adjectives add 'more' and 'most'.

careful   more careful   most careful

anxious   more anxious   most anxious

 

Don't forget that some adjectives don't follow the rules at all!

good   better   best

bad   worse   worst

far   further   furthest

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