Adjectives/Comparison with -er

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Adjektive beschreiben die Eigenschaften von Nomen. Man kann mehrere Personen oder Gegenstände anhand ihrer Eigenschaften vergleichen.

The cat is smaller than the dog.

"My dog is nicer than yours!"

"My dog is the nicest of all pets!"

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Kurze Adjektive (einsilbig und auf -y, -er endend) werden mit -er und -est gesteigert.

Positiv Komparativ Superlativ
cold colder (the) coldest
crazy crazier (the) craziest
big bigger (the) biggest

Adjektive, die einsilbig sind oder auf –y enden, werden ähnlich wie im Deutschen durch Anhängen von –er und –est gesteigert.

a. Ist der letzte Buchstabe ein Konsonant, wird er verdoppelt.

b. Ist der letzte Buchstabe ein -y, wird die Endung zu ier bzw. iest!

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simple & short adjectives

► Put in the adjectives in the correct form.

Which is the smallest? It's the mouse. The lion is smaller than the elephant, but not as small as the mouse.
You can also say: The mouse is not as big as the elephant. The lion is bigger than the mouse, but the elephant is the biggest of all the animals.
I think animals are nice. Mice are nice but not as nice as ponies. Little pink pigs are nicer than mice.
Ponies are the nicest animals I can think of.

► Write in the correct adjectives.

This is Herb, the happy (happy) hippo.
Ed, the elephant, is not as happy (happy) as the hippo.
The hippo is the happiest (happy) of all animals.
An elephant is bigger (big) than a hippo  but it isn’t the biggest (big) animal.
It isn’t as big (big) as a whale which is the biggest(big) animal of the world.

► Put in the correct adjectives. Use also “as … as”, “ … than” or “the … ”.


A whale can stay under the water for longer (long) than two hours.

The biggest whales eat only small (small) fish and plankton.

A man would be too big (big) for them to eat.

Orcas aren't as big as (big ) whales but they are faster(fast). They can swim faster than (fast) 56 kilometres per hour.

But a swordfish is much faster than(fast) orcas with speeds up to 80 kph.

A cheetah can run faster than (fast) 120 kilometres per hour. But he can’t run for very long(long) . After 500 metres it will be tired whereas (wogegen) a man can run much longer than (long) this cat. The longest (long) running competitions are 100 km without stopping.

A whale can stay under the water for longer (long) than two hours.

The biggest whales eat only small (small) fish and plankton.

A man would be too big (big) for them to eat.

Orcas aren't as big as (big ) whales but they are faster(fast). They can swim faster than (fast) 56 kilometres per hour.

But a swordfish is much faster than(fast) orcas with speeds up to 80 kph.

A cheetah can run faster than (fast) 120 kilometres per hour. But he can’t run for very long(long) . After 500 metres it will be tired whereas (wogegen) a man can run much longer than (long) this cat.

The longest (long) running competitions are 100 km without stopping.


► Compare the boxes.

The right box is bigger(big than the left box.
The left box is taller(tall) than the right box.
The right box is wider(wide) than the left box.
The left box is heavier (heavy) than the right box.
The colour of the red box is darker (dark than the colour of the box on the left.

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