I am young. We are young.
She is young. They are young.
A noun can become an adjective just by placing it before another noun.
a bank clerk
a bus station
GRADATION – regular
– one and two syllable adjectives (shorter words) usually use–er and est endings
the tallest boys
– multi-syllable adjectives (longer words) use more and -most
more important questions
the most important questions
GRADATION – irregular
– some adjectives are gradated irregularly
good » better » best
bad » worse » worst
– 3. grade or superlative must have “the”
the smallest, the most beautiful
– if an adjective ends by e we just leave it out
nice nicer nicest
– end consonant is doubled if it is preceded by short simple vowel
big bigger biggest
– end –y changes to – i if preceded by a consonant
easy easier easiest
shy shyer shyest
– some two syllables adjectives use both –er, -est and –more, – most
e.g., clever, common, happy…
happy happier/more happy happiest/most happy
– adjectives ending with full or less use – more, – most
e.g., careful, careless, useful, useless…
– adjectives ending with –ed, – ing use – more/less, – most/least
– 2. form + than
He is older than me.
We are faster than them.
– as … as , not as … as
They are as good as us.
We are not as clever as them.