Exercise 1

Write the superlative forms of these adjectives.

 
EXAMPLE: poor ⇒ the poorest

1 young ⇒

2 sad ⇒

3 remote ⇒

4 smelly ⇒

5 bad ⇒

6 amazing ⇒

7 pretty ⇒

8 flat ⇒

9 short ⇒

10 exciting ⇒


 

 

Superlative adjectives

 
Comparative and superlative adjectives
 

Three or more things

 
We use the superlative form of an adjective or adverb to compare three or more things.

  • Both John and his brother play football, but John is better
  • John and his two brothers all play football, but John is the best

 

the best in

 
After the superlative we use in before names of places or before singular words referring to groups of people (class, school, team, family, etc.)

  • The Everest is the highest mountain in the world(NOT of the world)
  • She is the best student in the class.
  • He’s the tallest in the family.

 

the / my / John’s

 
Before the superlative we always use the or a possessive adjective (my, your, his, etc.) or noun + possessive ‘s (Paul’s, Elisabeth’s, etc.)

  • He is the best.
  • This is my most expensive jacket.
  • This is Paul’s best friend.

 


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