Comparative and Superlative Adjectives in English - ESL / ELL Charts
Comparatives and superlatives are used to compare people, places, or things.
ESL students sometimes say "more fast" instead faster
or "more good" instead of better
Our charts are a summary of the main rules regarding the spelling and correct use of comparatives and superlatives in English.
These charts are divided into the following:
- Summary chart (general rules)
- The difference between a comparative and a superlative.
- Adjectives with one syllable - adding -ER and -EST
- One-syllable adjectives ending in E. (e.g. nice, strange)
- Doubling the final consonant (e.g. big, hot)
- Two-syllable adjectives ending in Y. (e.g. happy, crazy)
- Adjectives with two or more syllables (e.g. famous, expensive)
- Two exceptions - Good and Bad
These charts about comparative adjectives
and superlative adjectives
and not adverbs.
I have also created a video on YouTube about this topic: Comparative and Superlative Adjectives - English Grammar Lesson
(Suitable for the classroom).
You can watch this free video to have a better idea of the contents and examples of each chart.
This resource contains 8 Pages
- Summary Chart - (1 page)
- The difference between a comparative and a superlative - (1 page)
- Adjectives with one syllable - (1 page)
- One-syllable adjectives ending in E - (1 page)
- Doubling the final consonant - (1 page)
- Two-syllable adjectives ending in Y - (1 page)
- Adjectives with two or more syllables - (1 page)
- Exceptions - Good / Bad - (1 page)
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