What is the easier way remembering how to make the comparatives and superlatives of adjectives, adverbs and participles?
Thanks. ahmid - Pakistan
Very simply the easiest way remember how to make these superlatives and comparatives is this:
Adjectives of two syllables which end in the letters -er, -le, -ow and -y form their comparatives and superlatives by adding -er and -est.
For example, clever - cleverer - cleverest.
Adjectives of two syllables which do not end in the letters - er - le - ow or -y and have the accent on the first syllable, form their comparatives and superlatives by using "more" and "most".
For example, helpful- more helpful - the most helpful, useless - more useless - the most useless.
Participles ending in -ed or -ing also form their comparatives by using "more" and "most".
For example, pleased - more pleased - the most pleased, boring- more boring- the most boring
Adverbs of two syllables made from adjectives by adding -ly form their comparatives and superlatives by using "more" and "most".
For example, carefully - more carefully - the most careful
Hopefully this answers you and thanks for your question.