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Comparatives and Superlatives
Here are some basic rules for spelling comparatives and superlatives:
|Rule 1 - one syllable adjectives or adverbs:
Rule 1B - One syllable
adjectives with a Consonant-Vowel-Consonant
|Simply add -er
smart = smarter
young = younger
fast = faster
|Use THE and add -est
smart = the smartest
young = the youngest
fast = the fastest
Rule 2 - two syllable
adjectives ending in Y
Rule 3 - Adjectives
or adverbs with two or more syllables (not ending in Y):
These are the irregular words.
There is no system or pattern here, so you'll just have to remember them.
Fortunately, there are only a few...
Mega Quiz - 50 mixed questions
Consonants = b, c, d, f, g, h, etc.
Vowels = a, e, i, o, u
Those are some basic rules for spelling comparatives and superlatives,
but remember, there are always exceptions to every rule...Good Luck!
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