Comparisons & Modifiers

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  1. 1. Comparisons andModifiers
  2. 2. Definitions
    • Comparison-
    • describes systems that distinguish the degree to which the modifier modifies its complement.
    • Modifiers-
    • an adjective, adverb, phrase, or clause that emphasizes the meaning of a noun.
  3. 3. Importance to the English Language
    • The importance of comparisons and modifiers to the English language is to compare and contrast two different subjects and to emphasize the meaning of a noun.
  4. 4. Comparison Rules
    • If the adjective is one syllable, you can add er.
    • Example
    • It is much cold ertoday than it was yesterday.
  5. 5. Comparison Rules
    • 2. When you want to say one thing is less than another, you can either use less than or not as.
    • Example
    • The money I made wasless thanwhat I had expected.
  6. 6. Comparison Rules
    • 3. When you compare two things, use than.
    • Example
    • Im smarterthanyou.
  7. 7.
    • It is much colder today than it was yesterday.
    • Mathew is the more talkative of the two brothers.
    • That is the least expensive iPod in the store.
    • It is much colder todayasit was yesterday.
    • Mathew is the more talkativethanthe two brothers.
    • That is thelessexpensive iPod in the store.
    Correct & Incorrect Usage Comparisons
  8. 8. How do Modifiers Modify?
    • Modifiers give detail to other words, or describe them. They give us some new information about the word.
  9. 9. What do Modifiers Modify?
    • Different types of modifiers modify different types of words.
    • Adjectives
      • Adjectives modify nouns.
    • Adverbs
      • Adverbs modify verbs.
  10. 10. Correct and Incorrect Usage Modifiers
    • In the dumpster, the police found the gun which had been used in the crime.
    • He earned almost $50.
    • As the tourists were walking across the bridge, the sunset was beautiful.
    • The police found the gun in the dumpsterwhich was used in the crime.
    • Healmostearned $50
    • Walking across the bridge,the sunset was beautiful to the tourists.
  11. 11. Multiple Choice
    • Bobs car is _____ as mine
        • Faster
        • Slow
        • As fast
    • You are ____as Billy.
        • Short
        • As tall
        • Less tall
  12. 12. What is the Modifier?
    • The brown cow walked on the hill.
        • Brown
        • Cow
        • Hill
    • The dog walked quickly.
        • Dog
        • Walked
        • Quickly
  13. 13. Works Cited
    • www.dictionary.com
    • http://xenios.cti.gr/English/comparisons_grammar.htm
    • http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/grammar/g_dangmod.html
    • http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/modifiers.htm
    • http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/grammar/vergleich.htm
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