Adjective Spellings

Adjectives → Adverbs, Comparatives & Superlatives

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Adj. → Adv. (+ly)

(ADJ) +ly (ADJ) y → i +ly (ADJ) le → ly
bad → badly angry → angrily ample → amply
loud → loudly busy → busily feeble → feebly
smart → smartly happy → happily gentle → gently
quiet → quietly friendly → friendlily simple → simply
slow → slowly noisy → noisily terrible → terribly

Adj. → Comp. (+er)
Only if not using more _

(ADJ) e +r / +er (ADJ) y→i +er (ADJ) DD +er
(short vowel)
quick → quicker sly → slier big → bigger
long → longer happy → happier fat → fatter
slow → slower friendly → friendlier clean → cleaner
nice → nicer messy → messier mean → meaner

Adj. → Supl. (+est)
Only if not using most _

(ADJ) e +st / +est (ADJ) y→i +est (ADJ) DD +est
(short vowel)
quick → quickest sly → sliest big → biggest
long → longest happy → happiest fat → fattest
slow → slowest friendliest → friendliest clean → cleanest
nice → nicest messy → messiest mean → meanest