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Basics on the topic Superlative Adjectives

What are superlative adjectives? We can use superlative adjectives to compare characteristics between more than two nouns. Learn about the rules and patterns for superlative adjectives.

Transcript Superlative Adjectives

"And then you turned into a dinosaur and I woke up!" "That dream sounds very peculiar. Speaking of the toy store, I need to get some toys to match these superlative adjectives. Want to come!?" "Sure, but what's a superlative adjective?" Let's find out by learning about superlative adjectives. Adjectives are used to describe or modify a noun to help communicate a clearer picture. Superlative adjectives are used to compare characteristics between more than two nouns, highlighting their differences based on a shared characteristic. When using these, we follow rules and patterns. There are separate rules for adjectives with one, two and three syllables and we usually add 'the' to the beginning of regular superlative adjectives. For one-syllable adjectives, follow this rule. If the adjective has one syllable or one single unbroken sound, add the article ‘the’ and the suffix to the end. For example, Koko needs to compare the sizes of the stuffed animals using the adjective 'short'. Since 'short' has one syllable, it changes to the superlative form by adding 'the' and the suffix , making it 'the shortest'. If an adjective has one syllable and ends with an , add 'the' and the suffix So if Koko wants to compare the colour of the doll's dresses using 'blue', she can change it to the superlative form 'the bluest'. If an adjective has one syllable and ends with a single consonant with a single vowel before it, double the consonant and add 'the' and the suffix . For example, 'Koko found the fattest squishy.' For a two-syllable adjective, you can make it superlative by adding the words 'the most'. Koko found the most peaceful dinosaur.' If a two-syllable adjective ends with : add 'the', drop the , and add to the end. In the sentence, 'Koko is looking for the happiest toy.', happiest is the superlative form of happy. If a two-syllable adjective ends with , add 'the', and then drop the , and add to the end. For example, the superlative form of 'higher' is 'the highest'. If a two-syllable adjective ends with , add 'the' and then add to the end. The superlative form of 'gentle' is 'the gentlest'. If a two-syllable adjective ends with , add 'the' and then to the end. The superlative form of 'narrow' is 'the narrowest'. For adjectives with three syllables, we make them superlative by adding 'the most' before it. For example, 'Koko wants to find the most unfriendly robot.' However, there are some adjectives that don't follow any of these rules, we call these irregular superlative adjectives. That means we need to memorise how to make each of these superlative! Here are some examples: changing old to the oldest, bad to the worst, far to the furthest, little to the least, many to the most and good to the best. For example, 'Koko thinks this castle tent has the best design out of all the tents.' Before we see Koko's final choices, let's summarise! Superlative adjectives are used to compare characteristics between more than two nouns. Regular superlative adjectives follow rules and patterns based on the number of syllables while irregular superlative adjectives don't follow any rules, so we need to memorise how to make each of these superlative! "Finally, I'm ready to check out." "Hello, Koko." "Phew, that was peculiar!"