Lesson XV: Superiorities

A.3. Superiorities A.3.1. ONE-to-ONE Previous pattern: My coat is LIKE yours. Your socks are THE SAME AS mine. Donald is AS TALL AS his father. Your shirt is DIFFERENT FROM mine. Superiority of properties: Object A Expression of Superiority Referent Object to Compare … MORE Property -ER THAN … A big car is MORE EXPENSIVE THAN a small one. You are MORE CAREFUL THAN John. You are TALL ER THAN John. You are OLD ER THAN Paul. He is HAPPI ER THAN you. Mary is FRENDLI ER THAN Betty. Your paper is BETTER THAN George’s. His is WORSE THAN yours. Superiority of actionals: Object A Expression of Superiority Referent Object to Compare … MORE Actional -ER THAN … You speak MORE CAREFULLY THAN John. You speak MORE CLEARLY THAN John. Paul walks FAST ER THAN you. Paul works HARD ER THAN you. Exercise: A.3.1.1. Practice Superiority ONE-to-ONE Indicate George's superiority over yourself. For example: Is George tall ? YES, HE IS TALLER THAN I AM . Did George come early? YES, HE CAME EARLIER THAN I DID. Did George write carefully? YES, HE WROTE MORE CAREFULLY THAN I DID. 1. Is George careful? 6. Did George run fast? 2. Did George work hard? 7. Did George speak clearly? 3. Did George answer quickly? 8. Is George interesting? 4. Is George intelligent? 9. Did George jump high? 5. Is George fast? 10. Did George read fast?

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