Examples Help! Superlatives and Adjectives - the Definition of an Adjective
Adjectives are one of the primary parts of speech. The meaning or definition of an Adjective is as follows:
Adjectives are descriptive words. An adjective is a word which qualifies a noun, that is, shows or points out some distinguishing mark or feature of the noun. Examples: A white dog, a tall man, a round theatre
Examples Help! Superlatives Superlatives are special types of adjectives which are used to compare more than two things.
Definition of Superlatives
The superlative adjective is that form which expresses the greatest increase or diminution of the quality: nicest. An adjective is in the superlative form when it expresses a comparison between one and a number of individuals taken separately; "John is the richest man in Boston."
Superlatives are usually formed by adding the letters EST
Definition of Superlatives
Comparatives are special types of adjectives which are used to compare two things using the letters ER and the words BUT and THAN in the sentence: Fred is fatter than Paul or Fred is rich but Paul is richer
The creation of Superlatives is dependent on how many syllables there are in the adjective.
Rules for adjectives with one syllable ending with an E
Examples: late, wide, nice
Superlatives created by adding the letters ST
Superlative examples: latest, widest, nicest
Rules for adjectives containing one syllable with a vowel in the middle and a consonant at the end of the word
Examples: fat, sad, big
Superlatives created by doubling the consonant and adding the letters EST
Examples: fattest, saddest, biggest
Rules for adjectives with more than one vowel or more than one consonant at the end of the word
Examples: quiet, fast, sweet
Superlatives created by adding the letters EST
Examples: quietest, fastest, sweetest
Rules for adjectives with two syllables ending with a Y
Examples: happy, juicy, sticky
Superlatives created by changing the Y to an I then adding EST
Examples: happiest, juiciest, stickiest
Rules for adjectives with two syllables NOT ending with a Y
Examples: beautiful, delicious, handsome
Superlatives created by using the word MOST
Examples: most beautiful, most delicious, most handsome
Examples Help - Superlatives - Understanding English Grammar!
English Grammar applies rules for standard use of words and how their component parts combine to form sentences. A grammar is also a system for classifying and analyzing the elements of language including inflections, functions, rules and relations in the sentence. This page about Superlatives will help with the understanding of this subject.
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