For more one-syllable adjectives, -er and -est are added.
the most famous
the most pleasant
For more two-syllable adjectives, more and most are used.
-Er and -est are used with two-syllable adjectives that end
in -y. The -y is changed to -i.
the most clever
the most gentle
the most friendly
Some two-syllable adjectives use
either -er/-est or more/most:
able, angry, clever, common, cruel,
friendly, gentle, handsome, narrow,
pleasant, polite, quiet, simple, sour.
the most important
the most fascinating
More and most are used with long adjectives.
Good and bad have irregular comparative and superlative forms.
Both farther and further are used to compare physical distances:
I walked farther/further than my friend did.
Further (but not farther) can also mean “additional”:
I need further information.
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Fundamental of English Grammar 3rd Edition, Betty Azar (2003).
Level 4.4 Comparative and Superlative Adjectives
Written By Heni Puspita on Thursday, March 24, 2011 | 6:29 PM
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