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Kristin B.
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Question:

How do you form the future tense?

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Answer:

1) Choose the subject. e.g. "Ich". 2) Add the correct conjugation of "werden". e.g. "Ich werde" 3)Add an infinitive verb for the action you want to talk about in the future. e.g. "Ich werde essen." 4) If you want to add an object, add it after the "werden" verb. e.g. "Ich werde Kuchen essen."

English as a Second Language
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Question:

What is the comparative?

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Answer:

We use the comparative to compare things, by modifying adjectives. For short adjectives (2 syllables or fewer) we add "-er" to the adjective. E.g. The dog is smaller than the horse. - "small" has 1 syllable, it is short, so we add "-er". For long adjectives, such as "attractive", we don't do this. Instead, we add "more" before the adjective. E.g. She was more attractive than her husband. - "attractive" has 3 syllables, it is long, so we use "more". We never use "more" and "er" together. Sometimes the spelling can change, e.g. consonants can be doubled (big -> bigger) or "y" changes to "i" (funny -> funnier).

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Question:

When should I use "less" and when should I use "fewer"?

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Answer:

"Less" is used for non-countable nouns, e.g. milk, water, flour, bread, love, war. "Fewer" is used for countable nouns, e.g. grapes, slices of pizza, people, cats, arguments. A trick is, if the noun ends in "s", it's countable. Although, there are exceptions, such as "people", which is still a plural.

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