Unit 4 L3 Comparing with Adjectives

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Comparing with
Adjectives
Unit 4, Lesson 3
Objectives
Students will:
 Add “er” to adjectives to compare two
nouns.
 Add “est” to adjectives to compare more
than two nouns.
 Use “more” and “most” with long
adjectives to compare nouns.
 Proofread for correct adjective forms.
Rules


Adjectives describe nouns.
To compare two people, places, or things add
“er” to the adjective.
 One
person:
 My
 Two
brother is tall.
persons:
 My
brother is taller than my mother.
Rules

To compare three or more people, places, or
things add “est” to the adjective.
 One

Sally is smart.
 Two

person:
persons:
Sally is smarter than you.
 Three

or more persons:
Sally is the smartest student in class.
Rules for comparing with adjectives

One syllable adjectives:

Add ‘er “ or “est” to the
adjective.



Bright
Brighter
Brightest

Adjectives ending with
“e.”

Drop the “e” and add “er”
or “est.”



Safe
Safer
Safest
Rules for comparing with adjectives

Adjectives ending with
a consonant and y.

Change the “y” to “i” and
add “er” or “est” to the
adjective



Busy
Busier
Busiest

One syllable adjectives
that end with a single
vowel and a consonant.

Double the consonant
and add “er” or “est.”



Flat
Flatter
Flattest
Rules for comparing with adjectives

Some adjectives with
two syllables and all
adjectives with more
than two syllables:

Use “more” or “most”
instead of “er” or “est.”



Careful
More Careful
Most Careful

All adjectives, when
you’re talking about
“less” instead of “more.”

Use “less” or “least” with
the adjective.



Brave
Less Brave
Least Brave
Which form of each adjective do you use to
compare two and three or more people, places,
or things.
Angry
Angrier
Angriest
Strange
Stranger
Strangest
Helpful
More helpful
Most helpful
Red
Redder
Reddest
Old
Older
Oldest
Identify the correct form of the adjective in
parenthesis to complete each sentence.

most enjoyable
Art is the ______________
subject of all to me.
(enjoyable)

happiest
My __________
time is when I’m painting.
(happy)

larger
My new poster is ____________
than my last
one. (large)
Identify the correct form of the adjective in
parenthesis to complete each sentence.

redder
The lettering is ____________than
in the earlier
poster. (red)

prettiest
Is that the __________
drawing Maria has ever
done? (pretty)
Identify the incorrect adjectives
Oslo, Norway, has one of the cheeriest museums in
the world. Its collection of children’s art is more
wonderful
wonderfuler than most art museums. Few museums
youngest
display paintings created only by the world’s most young
most talented
and talentedest artists. Every wall and ceiling is covered
brightest grandest boldest
with the brighter, grander, most bold artwork by children
that you have ever seen.
Identify the correct form of the adjective in parenthesis.
Underline the subject once and the verb twice.
Circle any adjectives.
Cross out any prepositional phrase(s).

Jody is ____________than her sister. (tall)

His left foot is ____________ than that one.
(long)
Identify the correct form of the adjective in parenthesis.
Underline the subject once and the verb twice.
Circle any adjectives.
Cross out any prepositional phrase(s).

Marge’s dad is the _____________ one in the
their family. (funny)

Terrell is the _________ twin. (old)
Identify the correct form of the adjective in parenthesis.
Underline the subject once and the verb twice.
Circle any adjectives.
Cross out any prepositional phrase(s).

This purse is ____________than that one.
(large)

Of the three apartments, the first one is
_______. (small)
Identify the correct form of the adjective in parenthesis.
Underline the subject once and the verb twice.
Circle any adjectives.
Cross out any prepositional phrase(s).

This is the ______________ painting in the
museum. (unusual)

Brittany’s was the _______________________
car in the race. (fast)
Identify the correct form of the adjective in parenthesis.
Underline the subject once and the verb twice.
Circle any adjectives.
Cross out any prepositional phrase(s).

He is the _______________________ triplet.
(active)

Your story sound ________________ than his.
(believable).
Identify the correct form of the adjective in parenthesis.
Underline the subject once and the verb twice.
Circle any adjectives.
Cross out any prepositional phrase(s).

She is the ___________________ cheerleader
on the squad. (loud)

We were ________________ the third time we
rode the roller coaster. (excited)
Identify the correct form of the adjective in parenthesis.
Underline the subject once and the verb twice.
Circle any adjectives.
Cross out any prepositional phrase(s).

The bird was _______________ after the
rehearsal than after the wedding. (exhausted)

Mark’s aunt is _____________ than his
uncle.(old)
Homework
WB pgs. 75 & 76

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