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Adjectives: Recall Exercise

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1.
Identify the correct sentence.

a)
I'll have the smallest baked potato, please.
b)
I'll have the more smallest baked potato, please.
c)
I'll have the most smallest baked potato, please.
d)
I'll have the most small baked potato, please.
Correct. I’ll have the smallest baked potato, please.
The superlative form of the adjective compares more than two persons or things and generally ends
in –est.
Example: Of the triplets, Raul is the tallest.

2.
Identify the correct sentence.

a)
Of all the flavors, which do you like better?
b)
Of all the flavors, which do you like bestest?
c)
Of all the flavors, which do you like best?
d)
Of all the flavors, which do you like more best?
Incorrect. Of all the flavors, which do you like the best?
The superlative form of the adjective compares more than two persons or things and generally ends
in –est. However, best is already a superlative form, so –est should not be added.
Example: That was the best concert I’ve ever been to!

3.
Identify the correct sentence.

a)
Chocolate pudding is my favorite dessert.
b)
Chocolate pudding is my mostest favorite dessert.
c)
Chocolate pudding is my most favorite dessert.
d)
Chocolate pudding is my more favorite dessert.
Incorrect. Chocolate pudding is my favorite dessert.
Generally, for longer adjectives, use most to form the superlative. However, favorite is already a
superlative form, so most should not be added.
Example: My favorite city is New York.

4.
Identify the correct sentence.

a)
He's shy, but Buck is shyest.
b)
He's shy, but Buck is shyer.
c)
He's shy, but Buck is shy.
d)
He's shy, but Buck is more shyest.
Correct. He's shy, but Buck is shyer.

The comparative form of the adjective compares two persons or things and generally ends in -er.

Example: Raul is taller than Stephen.

5.
Identify the correct sentence.

a)
Of all the shows, I'm less interested in seeing Blue Man Group.
b)
Of all the shows, I'm leastest interested in seeing Blue Man Group.
c)
Of all the shows, I'm least interested in seeing Blue Man Group.
d)
Of all the shows, I'm lesser interested in seeing Blue Man Group.
Correct. Of all the shows, I'm least interested in seeing Blue Man Group.

The superlative form of the adjective compares more than two persons or things and generally
ends in -est.

Example: Of the triplets, Raul is the tallest.

6.
Identify the correct sentence.

a)
The worst is flying when you have a head cold.
b)
The more worse is flying when you have a head cold.
c)
The most worse is flying when you have a head cold.
d)
The more worser is flying when you have a head cold.
Correct. The worst is flying when you have a head cold.

The superlative form of the adjective compares more than two persons or things and generally
ends in -est.

Example: Of the triplets, Raul is the tallest.

7.
Identify the correct sentence.

a)
Karina is the best pitcher on our softball team.
b)
Karina is the bestest pitcher on our softball team.
c)
Karina is the bester pitcher on our softball team.
d)
Karina is the most best pitcher on our softball team.
Correct. Karina is the best pitcher on our softball team.
The superlative form of the adjective compares more than two persons or things and generally ends
in –est. However, best is already a superlative form, so –est should not be added.
Example: That was the best concert I’ve ever been to!

8.
Identify the correct sentence.

a)
Lauren is short and Bob is shortest, but Dinah is most shortest.
b)
Lauren is short and Bob is shorter, but Dinah is shortest.
c)
Lauren is short and Bob is shorter, but Dinah is most shortest.
d)
Lauren is short and Bob is shortest, but Dinah is more shortest.
Correct. Lauren is short and Bob is shorter, but Dinah is shortest.

The superlative form of the adjective compares more than two persons or things and generally
ends in -est.

Example: Of the triplets, Raul is the tallest.

9.
Identify the correct sentence.

a)
The Siamese fighting fish has the most longest fins of all.
b)
The Siamese fighting fish has the more longest fins of all.
c)
The Siamese fighting fish has the longest fins of all.
d)
The Siamese fighting fish has the long fins of all.
Correct. The Siamese fighting fish has the longest fins of all.

The superlative form of the adjective compares more than two persons or things and generally
ends in -est.

Example: Of the triplets, Raul is the tallest.

10.
Identify the correct sentence.

a)
This car runs better on premium gas than on regular.
b)
This car runs bestest on premium gas than on regular.
c)
This car runs bester on premium gas than on regular.
d)
This car runs best on premium gas than on regular.
Correct. This car runs better on premium gas than on regular.

The comparative form of the adjective compares two persons or things and generally ends in -er.

Example: Raul is taller than Stephen.