and Superlative Adjectives
One-syllable adjectives. (Едносричкови прилагателни)
Form the comparative and superlative forms of a one-syllable adjective by adding –er for the
comparative form and –est for the superlative. /Образуването на сравнителната и
превъзходна степени на прилагателните, състоящи се от 1 сричка, става като се
добави “er” за сравнителна степен и “est|” за превъзходна)
One-Syllable AdjectiveComparative FormSuperlative Form
long longer longest
• Mary is taller than Max.
• Mary is the tallest of all the students.
• Max is older than John.
• Of the three students, Max is the oldest.
• My hair is longer than your hair.
• Max's story is the longest story I've ever heard.
If the one-syllable adjective ends with an e, just add –r for the comparative form and –st for
the superlative form. /Ако “едносричковото прилагателно” завършва на “е”, просто
добавяме “r” за втората сравнителна степен и “st”за третата превъзходна степен”/
One-Syllable Adjective with Final -eComparative FormSuperlative Form
• Mary's car is larger than Max's car.
• Mary's house is the tallest of all the houses on the block.
• Max is wiser than his brother.
• Max is the wisest person I know.
If the one-syllable adjective ends with a single consonant with a vowel before it, double the
consonant and add –er for the comparative form; and double the consonant and add –est for
the superlative form.
One-Syllable Adjective Ending with a Single
Consonant with a Single Vowel before It
• My dog is bigger than your dog.
• My dog is the biggest of all the dogs in the neighborhood.
• Max is thinner than John.
• Of all the students in the class, Max is the thinnest.
• My mother is fatter than your mother.
• Mary is the fattest person I've ever seen.
Two-syllable, Тhree-syllable and more syllable adjectives.
/ Прилагателни, състоящи се от 2, 3 и повече срички /
With most two-syllable adjectives, you form the comparative with “more” and the superlative
with “most”. /Повечето от двусричковите, трисричковите прилагателни образуват
сравнителната си степен с “more” и превъзходната - с “most”.
Two-Syllable AdjectiveComparative FormSuperlative Form
peaceful more peaceful most peaceful
pleasant more pleasant most pleasant
careful more careful most careful
thoughtfulmore thoughtfulmost thoughtful
• This morning is more peaceful than yesterday morning.
• Max's house in the mountains is the most peaceful in the world.
• Max is more careful than Mike.
• Of all the taxi drivers, Jack is the most careful.
• Jill is more thoughtful than your sister.
• Mary is the most thoughtful person I've ever met.
If the two-syllable adjectives ends with –y, change the y to i and add –er for the comparative
form. For the superlative form change the y to i and add –est. /Всички прилателни,
завършващи на “y”, независимо дали са едносричкови или многосричкови -
“y” – преминава в “i” и се добавят окончанията “er” и“est”
Two-Syllable Adjective Ending with -yComparative FormSuperlative Form
• John is happier today than he was yesterday.
• John is the happiest boy in the world.
• Max is angrier than Mary.
• Of all of John's victims, Max is the angriest.
• Mary is busier than Max.
• Mary is the busiest person I've ever met.
Двусричковите прилагателни, които завършват на –er, -le, or –ow, приемат окончанията
“er” и“est” при образуване на сравнителна и превъзходна степен.
Two-Syllable Adjective Ending with
-er, -le, or -ow
Comparative FormSuperlative Form
gentle gentler gentlest
• The roads in this town are narrower than the roads in the city.
• This road is the narrowest of all the roads in California.
• Big dogs are gentler than small dogs.
• Of all the dogs in the world, English Mastiffs are the gentlest.
Adjectives with three or more syllables.
For adjectives with three syllables or more, you form the comparative with more and the
superlative with most.
Adjective with Three or More SyllablesComparative FormSuperlative Form
generous more generous most generous
important more important most important
intelligentmore intelligentmost intelligent
• John is more generous than Jack.
• John is the most generous of all the people I know.
• Health is more important than money.
• Of all the people I know, Max is the most important.
• Women are more intelligent than men.
• Mary is the most intelligent person I've ever met.
Irregular AdjectiveComparative FormSuperlative Form