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Comparative and Superlative Adjectives - 6th Grade Grammar

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Comparative and Superlative Adjectives - 6th Grade Grammar

Comparative and Superlative Adjectives - 6th Grade Grammar

Comparative Adjectives

A comparative adjective compares two people, things, or ideas.
Form comparative adjectives by adding -er to most one-syllable and some two-syllable adjectives. 

        Ted is a faster runner than Cal. 
        I talk with a louder voice than my sister.
        My brother is a calmer person than I am.

Superlative Adjectives

A superlative adjective compares more than two things.
The superlative is usually formed by adding -est.
If an adjective ends in a consonant and y, change the y to i before adding -er or -est.
If an adjective ends in e, drop the e before adding -er or -est.
If an adjective has a single vowel before a final consonant, double the final consonant before adding -er or -est.

        Reg is the thinnest boy on the team.
        Dad is the quietest one in our whole house.
        We had the liveliest discussion ever last night!

When using the comparative form in a sentence, do not add -er and more to the same adjective. 

When using the superlative form, do not add -est and most to the same adjective.

        I heard the most excitingest news today! (incorrect)
        I heard the most exciting news today! (correct)
        
        My most oldest friend, Maya, is coming for a visit. (incorrect)
        My oldest friend, Maya, is coming for a visit. (correct)
 
        Maya has always been my most close friend, too. (incorrect)
        Maya has always been my closest friend, too. (correct)

        She lived in my neighborhood when we were more young, but she moved away. (incorrect)
        She lived in my neighborhood when we were younger, but she moved away. (correct)

        We had the amazingest times together. (incorrect)
        We had the most amazing times together. (correct)

Comparative and Superlative Adjectives Activity - 6th Grade Grammar

Select the correct replacement for the adjective in parentheses ( ).


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