ELLLO Beginner English Lesson 3-10

Superlatives

Watch these videos to learn how to use superlatives.

Superlatives

Use the superlative to show that something has the highest quality of some trait within a group of subjects.

One Syllable -est

small – smallest - This is my smallest pan.
cold – coldest - Winter is the coldest time of the year.
young – youngest - This is my youngest sister.

One Syllable ends in /e/ -st

safe – safest - This is not the safest place to live.
nice – nicest - He is the nicest person in the office.
close – closest - This is the closest shop to my house.

Consonant + vowel + Consonant -(x)est

hot – hottest - Florida is the hottest state in America.
big – biggest - Tokyo is the biggest city in Japan.
wet– wettest - April is the wettest month of the year.

Two Syllable ends in /y/ -iest

happy – happiest - I am happiest when I am at home.
angry – angriest - He is the angriest man I know.
pretty – prettiest - This is the prettiest part of town.

Two or More Syllables most --

dangerous – most dangerous
This is the most dangerous part of town.
expensive – most expensive
This is the most expensive restaurant in my city.
difficult – most difficult
This is the most difficult part of the test.

Irregular

good – best - Do you best!
bad – worst - This was my worst performance.


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