|1. Comparing Two Things - 2. Liking / Not Likings - 3. Would Like To|
|1. COMPARING TWO THINGS|
|Adjectives are words we use to describe things.
This is a small dog.
The adjective is small. It describes the dog.
|When we are comparing two things we use a comparative adjective.
This is formed by adding er to the adjective.
This dog is smaller than that one.
It's a beautiful home Sarah. So big! The rooms are much bigger than at home.
If an adjective ends in e, just add r.
Adjectives which end in a single consonant, double that consonant before
|For words with three or more syllables, and some words with two syllables,
add more before the adjective.
beautiful / more beautiful
She is more beautiful than her sister.
crowded / more crowded
Sydney is more crowded than Melbourne.
Yeah, and more exciting. It's so boring here.
|Notice that we add the word than after the adjective
when comparing two things.
This book is more interesting than that one.
The rooms are much bigger than at home.
|Two comparative adjectives are irregular. They are very common words.
good / better
Your exam results this year are better than mine.
bad / worse
My results are worse than yours.
Adelaide is a very beautiful city. It's a better place to live than anywhere else I've been.
|2. LIKING / NOT LIKING|
|We use like and love to describe things
You can say that you like something or somebody.
I like dogs.
I like Josie.
|To say this more strongly, we can add very much or
I like dogs very much.
I really like Josie.
|Or to say it even more strongly, we can use love.
I love dogs.
I love Josie very much.
|We can also say that we like, or love
I like swimming.
I love going to the beach.
|The opposite is not liking.
We say don't like.
I don't like John.
To make this less blunt, we can use very much.
|You can also use don't like and hate
I don't like travelling.
I hate running.
Mark hates travelling. I love it.
|3. WOULD LIKE TO|
|You can use the expression would like (or love) to
to talk about things you want to do.
I would like to go to Japan.
I would love to see an elephant.
|Usually we say and write I'd for I would.
I'd love to go to Japan.
I'd love to go to the zoo.
|The opposite is would not, which is shortened to wouldn't.
I wouldn't like to have an accident.