Superlatives Exercise

You might know how to compare things in English, but do you know the superlative equivalents?

Superlatives are used when describing extremes. For example, you may think pizza is good, but is it the best food ever?

Most adjectives in their superlative form take the ending -est, for example:
Adjective – Big
Comparative – Bigger
Superlative – Biggest

This rule is followed for most single syllable words (small, quick, slow, clean, high, loud etc.).

The only exception to this rule is when the verb ends in -y. In this case, we change the -y to an -i, and then we add -est. For example:
Adjective – Angry
Comparative – Angrier
Superlative – Angriest

Other examples of these adjectives include bossy, cloudy, dirty, funny, hungry, scary etc.

However, if the adjective has 3 or more syllables, we don’t use -est. Instead, we add ‘the most’ in front. For example:
Adjective – Beautiful
Comparative – More Beautiful
Superlative – Most Beautiful

Other adjectives that take this form are wonderful, powerful, incredible, fantastic etc.

There are also some adjectives which only have 2 syllables which also take ‘the most’. For example:
The most famous
The most stupid
The most upset

Lastly, there are the irregular adjectives. These include:

Good – The best
Bad – The worst
Old – The eldest
Little – Least
Many – Most
Far – The furthest

Here are some examples using each type of superlative…

-I went to the best rated restaurant in Milan yesterday, but the food was the worst.

-The Beatles are one of the most famous bands in the world, but I don’t like their music!

-I think Italy is the most beautiful city in the world, and they have the most incredible food.

-My friends stayed in the dirtiest hotel last weekend. They won’t be returning.

-You don’t need to be the richest person in the world, as long as you are happy!

So now you know the rules, have a go at the quiz and test your knowledge!

Superlatives Exercise

Use the superlative form of the adjectives in brackets.

 

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Directions Vocabulary Exercise

If you love to travel, asking for and giving directions is something you’ll definitely be familiar with! But the question is, do you know how to describe locations in English?

For example, if we look at the map below, we can see that the Chinese restaurant is between the bank and bookstore and opposite the grocery store. The grocery store is around the corner from the public restroom, and the newsstand is down the street from the bank.

If something is around the corner, it means they are not on the same street. You have to go around a corner to access it. However, if something is down the street, it is on the same street and you just have to keep going to find it.

If something is described as being between, it means it is in the middle of two objects or locations. Next to is used to describe something that is beside/alongside it. This is different to near, which is a more abstract concept, as it means something is merely in the vicinity.

Have a go at our quizzes and find out how well you know this essential vocabulary!

Key Vocabulary: BETWEEN – NEXT TO – AROUND THE CORNER FROM – DOWN THE STREET FROM – OPPOSITE

Directions | Fill in the Blank

Look at the map and fill in the gaps.

Directions | Fill in the Blank

Fill in the blanks with the correct word

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Subject Pronouns VS Object pronouns – English Grammar Exercise

Avete voglia di migliorare il vostro inglese? I pronomi soggetto e oggetto possono risultare confusionari per chi si approccia all’inglese per la prima volta.
Scrambled Eggs corre in vostro aiuto con un bell’esercizio di ripasso!

Subject Pronouns | Object Pronouns
(before the verbs)  | (after the verb/a preposition)

I work in an office.         —>   He calls me every day.
You are funny.                —>   I like you a lot.
He lives in a house.        —>  Give it to him after class.
She has two daughters. —>  I see her every day.
It is a nice car.                —>  Do you like it or not?
We speak English.         —>  Can you take us with you?
You are often late.        —>   Can I visit you this summer?
They don’t watch TV.    —>  Speak to them. They’re nice.

I pronomi soggetto (Subject Pronouns) si utilizzano, come in italiano, come soggetto di un verbo e lo precedono.
I pronomi oggetto (Object Pronouns), invece, vengono utilizzati come oggetto del verbo e lo seguono.

Per ripassare questo semplice argomento di grammatica, abbiamo preparato un piccolo esercizio per voi!
Non vi resta che osservare attentamente gli esempi che abbiamo inserito qui sopra e poi completare l’esercizio sotto.

Subject Pronouns VS Object Pronouns | Fill in the Blank

Fill in the blanks with the correct pronouns.

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