Step Three.3

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Comparing ........... Vergleichen.....les comparaisons.....paragonare.....comparar
Some Examples

big
good
small
fast
slow
slowly
much
a little
a few
strong
clever
optimistic
often
pretty
ugly




bigger
better
smaller
faster
slower
more slowly
more
less
fewer
stronger
cleverer
more optimistic
more often
prettier
uglier


the biggest
the best
the smallest
the fastest
the slowest
the most slowly
the most
the least
the fewest
the strongest
the cleverest
the most optimistic
the most often
the prettiest
the ugliest

You're ruder than me.
No, I'm not! Yes you are!
You're more untidy than me.
I'm nastier than you.
.
I'm cleverer than him
I get angry less easily than her
We're nicer than them
.

You're the most conceited man in the universe!
You're the most stubborn woman in the world!
I'm the cleverest person in this room.
Ha!
.

Now you compare yourself with friends. Here are some more examples to help you:

I can write more neatly than you
I can speak English better than you
I can swim faster than you
I'm more diplomatic than you
I drive more safely than you
I have more patience than you
I wash the dishes more often than you
I have fewer bad moods than you


... me, you, him, her, it, us, them







(Un)countables ........... Zählbarheit.....comptabilité.....contabilità.....contablidad

In English, some things are...

uncountable (= you can't count them):
..milk.......money.....hair........fruit
.........................................................
..and some things are countable:
..........bottles.....coins.....people....apples
.........................................................

 


...Tim and Maxine are discussing the milk situation...
+
-
  There's
quite a lot.
There's
some.
There's a bit.
There's a little.
There's not much.
There's
hardly any.
There
isn't any.
 

  There are
quite a lot.
There are
a few.
There aren't
many.
There are
hardly any.
There
aren't any.
 


 

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