3 syllable adjective
If the one-syllable adjective ends with an e, just add –r for the comparative form and –st for the superlative form.
Two-syllable adjectives ending in –er, -le, or –ow take –er and –est to form the comparative and superlative forms.
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Sounds-Weird Rule for States of Adjectives
happy, happier, happiest narrow, narrower, narrowest silly, sillier, silliest
- ORder ly
- SIlent ly
- LOving ly
- MAnag er
- GARden er
- EAsi er
In most two syllable verbs and prepositions, the stress is on the second syllable.
Using Hyphens for Compound Adjectives
Some adjectives are used as a group to provide a description; if the group of words form a single idea and are used before the noun, they should be connected by hyphens to make their meaning clear. Common examples of hyphenated adjectives include black-and-white, 6-foot-tall, 5-years-old, problem-solving, mother-in-law and fight-or-flight. A wonderful example of hyphenated adjectives is George Orwell’s description of being from the lower-upper-middle class.
If a 2-syllable adjective ends in “e”, the endings are “-r” and “-st”, for example: gentle, gentler, gentlest.
Note: Some dictionaries indicate the stressed syllable of a word with an apostrophe (’) either before or after the stressed syllable. In the examples below, the apostrophe is located before the stressed syllable.
The only fixed rules for syllable stress are: 1) words can only have one stress and 2) the stress is always on a vowel.
2 In a national survey of adults’ spelling in England and Wales in 1995 using just 15 words, accommodation produced the most errors; 68% of the people in the survey got it wrong (see Basic Skills Agency, 1996).
84 (Here I ignore the words where final /əl/ is spelt , since there are only three words in this set: axolotl, dirndl, shtetl ).