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    Default comparative and superlative and present perfect

    hi my name is gilberto.



    i would like to know about present perfect becuase i don't know use this and i would like to know about compariteve and superlative.


    thank you

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    Default Re: comparative and superlative and present perfect

    Quote Originally Posted by betoonline View Post
    hi my name is gilberto.



    i would like to know about present perfect becuase i don't know use this and i would like to know about compariteve and superlative.


    thank you

    Hi

    Present Perfect Simple is used with :

    a] recently completed actions :

    e.g. I have just finished my breakfast.

    b] past actions completed in an unspecified time :

    e.g. She has seen that movie but she doesn`t mind watching it again.

    c] with time expressions : for years, for two/three..years, for two/three..months, for ages, for a long time, since last week, lately, recently, before, always, this morning/ afternoon..., today, yest, so far, already, etc.

    e.g. He has not seen her for ages.

    d] asking if an action has been completed:

    e.g. Have you finished your breakfast yet? No, I haven`t finished it yet.

    e] future actions[ in time clauses]:

    e.g. You can go out as soon you have finished your lunch.

    The degree of comparison of adjectives and adverbs is quite a large topic, but I will try to give you some examples. There are some irregular adjectives :

    little ---less---the least
    much/many---more---the most
    old -older / elder---the oldest/ the eldest
    good----better---the best
    far----farther/further----the farthest / the furthest

    One syllable adjectives and adverbs usually take "-er" in the comparative and "-est" in the superlative

    hot ----------hotter-------the hottest
    busy---------busier----------the busiest
    tiny--------tinier----------the tiniest
    fat--------fatter----------the fattest
    fast--------faster-----------the fastest
    big----------bigger----------the biggest
    bad/ill------worse-------the worst

    Adjectives formed of two or more syllables take the morphemes "more" and "most"

    e.g. beautiful ----more beautiful-the most beautiful
    difficult------more difficult---------the most difficult

    but, there are some exceptions, as well :
    clever----cleverer---the cleverest
    narrow----narrower----the narrowest

    For more and detailed information on degrees of comparison search "google"


    Regards

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