(I'm Faster Than You!)
Mac and Rory are very competitive!
We use comparative adjectives to compare people or things.
To make a comparative of a one syllable adjective, add er.
You? I’m faster. I’m a dog! Come on! I’ll race you!
You know, Mac, I’m really fast at running.
Sometimes, one syllable comparatives have the last letter doubled before er.
If a one syllable word ends in y, this changes to an i.
Ah that’s just because you’re bigger!
Ok, you’re faster but I’m more
For words with two or three syllables we use more.
Yeah right! How are you more
Big deal! I’m more interesting!
I read more than you do.
More interesting? Says who?
You know what we're both good at? Football!
Well, I’m better than you at football. Come on, let’s play!
Some comparisons are completely different.
You're so bad at keepie
And here's another example...
syllable: a word can be made up of one or more syllables
to be competitive: to like to win
to defend: to protect (in football to stop the other team scoring a goal)
keepie uppies: bouncing a football off your foot, knee, or head