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七年级英语:比较级 vs. 最高级

2019-12-18 七年级 阅读

Grade 7 English
Comparatives versus Superlatives

 
If you are doing Grade 7, you’ll find these materials extremely helpful!
In this set of materials, we’ll try to get you acquainted with the most important linguistic elements you need to excel in your English exams.

In order to make it easier to follow, we’ve classified your needful materials. For each section, standard questions are raised, and detailed explanations are provided to make sure a sound understanding of the questions is earned.

Questions on Comparatives versus Superlatives
Comparative Adjectives are used to compare differences between two things while Superlative Adjectives are used to describe one thing compared to a group of other things.

Here you can find a short quiz on this subject matter.

Put the correct adjective form(s) in the blank.
1. Greenland is ­­­­­­­­­­­-----------island in the world. (large)
 
2. Travelling by bus is­­­­­­­­­­­-----------travelling by train. (slow)
 
3. Caribbean beaches are­­­­­­­­­­­----------- beaches I’ve ever seen. (good)
 
4. A holiday in Spain is ­­­­­­­­­­­-----------a holiday in Italy. (exciting)
 
5. Japan is­­­­­­­­­­­----------- Germany to Canada. (far)
 
6. A Mercedes is ­­­­­­­­­­­----------- a Honda. (expensive)
 
7. Singapore is ­­­­­­­­­­­----------- Cambodia. (modern)
 
8. My younger sister is­­­­­­­­­­­-----------my elder sister. (clever)
 
9. According to the recent weather forecast, next week will be­­­­­­­­­­­----------- last week. (Sunny)
 
 

 
 
 
Answer Explanations
In order to determine the correct comparative or superlative form of an adjective, we need to consider the number of syllables in an adjective. The chart below can help you.
 

Type

Comparative Form
(2 Cases)

Superlative Form
(More than 2 Cases)

Example

One-Syllable Adjectives

adjective+er+than

the+adjective+est

older than
the oldest

Two-syllable Adjectives ending in “y”

adjective+er+than

the+adjective+est

funnier than
the funniest

 

Type

Comparative Form
(2 Cases)

Superlative Form
(More than 2 Cases)

Example

Two-Syllable Adjectives
not ending in “y”

more+adjective+than

the+most+adjective

more handsome than
the most handsome

Multi-syllable Adjectives

more+adjective+than

the+most+adjective

more economical than
the most economical

 

Exceptions

Comparative Form
(2 Cases)

Superlative Form
(More than 2 Cases)

good

better than

the best

bad

worse than

the worst

much/many

more than

the most

little/a little

less than

the least

far

farther/further than

the farthest/furthest

 
 
 
 
1. the largest
Large is a one-syllable word whose superlative form is the largest.
 
2. slower than
Slow is a one-syllable adjective whose comparative form is slower than.
 
3. the best
Good is an exception whose superlative form is the best.
 
4. more exciting than
Exciting is a two-syllable adjective which does not end in “y”, so its comparative form is more exciting than.
 
5. farther than
Far is an exception whose comparative form for physical distance is farther than.
 
6. more expensive than
Expensive is a three-syllable adjective whose comparative form is more expensive than.
 
7. more modern than
Modern is a two-syllable adjective which does not end in “y”, so its comparative form is more modern than.
 
8. more clever/cleverer
Clever is a two-syllable adjective which does not end in “y”, so its comparative form is more clever; however, cleverer is also frequently used.
 
9. sunnier than
Sunny is a two-syllable adjective which ends in “y”, so its comparative form is sunnier than.

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