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Suffixes are groups of letters added to the end of other words to make new words. When a suffix is added to a word it changes the expression. The suffixes er
are added to adjectives or describing words to compare things.
So what is the rule with most v suffix 'est'?
- Most is used it when
- 'est' is used
Do you know any words that end with the suffix 'est? Think of as many as possible
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The suffix er
should be used when you are comparing two things.
- Peter is shorter than John.
The suffix est
should be used when you are comparing more than two things.
- English is the hardest subject in School.
Words that end with an 'e' should be dropped and simply add est or er at the end
- She arrived later to the party.
For two-syllable words ending in y
(happy), the y is replaced with i, before adding the suffix est.
- Marie is the happiest person I know.
For one-syllable words - fat - the end is repeated Fattest
- That is the fattest bird I have ever seen.
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