Adjectives That Compare

By: Anna

Drop the "Y" and Replace it with an"I"

When you have a word that ends in "y", for example smelly, you would drop the "y", smell, and add "i", smelli, then add -er or -est.

Examples
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smelly
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-smellier
-smelliest
happy
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-happier
-happiest

Double the Consonent

In a word like big you double the "g".

Examples
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big
-bigger
-biggest
tall
-taller
-tallest

If it ends in "e" just add -er or -est

When you have a word that ends in e just add -er or -est.

Examples
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large
-larger
-largest
nice
-nicer
-nicest

Multisylabic

When you have a word with more than one syllable, you add more of most to the beginning of the word.

Examples
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excited
-more excited
-most excited

dangerous
-more dangerous
-most dangerous

Monosyllabic

Just add -er or -est to words with only one syllable

Examples
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tall
-taller
-tallest

short
-shorter
-shortest