Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Adjectives and Comparison of Adjectives


Words which tell us something about nouns are called adjective. Adjectives tell us about the colour, shape, size or condition of nouns.

e.g.   a green leaf, a round table, a big box, a metal pot

In a sentence, we place an adjective:
a)  before a noun

e.g.   It is tall building.

b)   after a verb "to be" (is, are, was, were).

e.g.   The market is noisy.

We use:
a)   the positive degree to compare two 
       equal things or  people.

e.g.   Miss Lim is as young as Miss Yi.

b)   the comparative degree to compare 
       two unequal things or people.

e.g.   Miss Pei is younger than Miss Lim.

c)  the superlative degree to compare 
     three or more unequal things or people.

e.g.   Miss Yip is the youngest among them.

Some adjectives form their comparatives and superlatives with more and most.
有些形容词以 more 和 most 构成比较级和最高级。

Comparative 比较级
more interesting
most interesting
more slippery
most slippery

Basic of Adjective

Adjective Song


Low Seow Eng said...

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