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Comparatives exercises

24 Авг

Practice

1. Fill in the missing adjectives in the proper degree. Analyze the adjectives used in the song.

long, green, big, handsome, large, beautiful, strong

A Bigger Heart

His arms are stronger than mine

His legs are … than mine

His car’s always cleaner

And his grass is always ….

But my heart is … than his

And my love for you is stronger than his.

He’s more …, much more elegant

More charming and more polite than me

He’s more responsible, much more dependable

He is everything I long to be. His office is … than mine His martinis are drier than mine His roses are much … And his faults are far fewer.

But my heart is … than his

And my love for you is … than his.

heavy                 strong              expensive         friendly

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Comparatives (translate from turkish into english)

24 Авг

Comparatives for translation

 

Turkey is bigger than Greece. — Türkiye Yunanistan’ dan büyüktür.

Lampard is better than Gerrard. — Lampard Gerrard’ dan daha iyidir.

A hill is smaller than a mountain. — Tepe dağdan küçüktür.

Sedat is more intelligent than me. — Sedat benden daha zekidir.

Your house is larger than my house. — Senin evin benim evimden daha geniştir.

Taner is the taller of the two brothers. — Taner iki kardeşin uzun olanıdır.

My wife drives more carefully than I do. — Hanımım benden daha dikkatli araba sürüyor.

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Comparatives (explanation)

24 Авг

Degrees of Comparison

The comparative and superlative degrees are formed in two

ways:

 

 

 

by the suffixes •er, -est Positive Compara­tive Superlative
one syllable and two syllable ending in -y, -er, -ow, -le and with the stress on the last syllable big happy clever simple narrow bigger happier cleverer simpler narrower (the) biggest (the) happiest (the) cleverest (the) simplest (the) narrowest
by adding more/the most/ famous successful interesting more famous

more successful more interesting

(the) most famous (the) most suc­cessful (the) most inte­resting
before the adjec­tives   of two, three or more syllables

NOTES:

1.    The superlative form is usually preceded by the and often followed by the prepositions in or of.

London is one of the most beautiful cities in England. I am the youngest of the three children in our family.

2.    The superlative form can be used without a noun following it.

This house is the most attractive in our street.

3.    a + the superlative degree of an adjective means весьма, крайне.

This is a most boring novel. — Это весьма скучный роман.

5.    You can use -er or more … with some two-syllable adjec­tives, especially: quiet, clever, narrow, shallow, simple, common, stupid.

6.    We use the Present Perfect after the superlative degree.

This is the most reliable car that we have ever had. 1.   Gradual increase or decrease is expressed by two compara­tives joined by and:

The weather is getting colder and colder.

g.   Less and least are opposites of more and most. We use less and least with both long and short words.

A bus is less expensive than a taxi. (= A bus is cheaper than a taxi. /A bus isn ‘t as expensive as a taxi.) I feel better today, less tired.

9.    When than is followed by he/she/it + verb, we normally keep the verb, but when the second clause consists of than + I/we/you + verb, it is usually possible to omit the verb.

You are stronger than he is.

You have more free time than I/we (have).

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