Word Sorts

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Word Sort

-iest
-er
-ier
-est


happiest
stronger
prettier
hottest


dirtiest
hotter
dirtier
strongest


craziest
cooler
easier
calmest


prettiest
weaker
happier
closest


easiest
calmer
crazier
bravest



braver

weakest



closer

coolest















Explanation of Sort:
I learned this week that when you compare 2 things is called comparitive. Also when something ends in y you change it to -ier. Also when it ends in anything else it ends in er. Next when you compare more than 2 things it is call superlitive. Finally a suffix is when you add something to the end of a word to change the meaning. That is what I learned this week.


Speed Sort


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Time #2: 0:28
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Origin/Parts of Speech


Word
Origin
Part of Speech

easiest
50–1200; MiddleEnglishaisie,esy < Anglo-French ( a) eisie,OldFrenchaisié,aised, pastparticipleofaisier toease
adjective

strongest
before900; (adj.)MiddleEnglishstrang,strong,OldEnglish; cognatewithMiddleDutchstranc,OldNorsestrangr; (adv.)MiddleEnglishstrange,stronge,OldEnglish; cognatewithOldHighGermanstrango; akintostring
adjective

prettier
before1000;MiddleEnglishprati( e), pratte,prettie cunning,gallant,fine,handsome,pretty;OldEnglishprættig,prettī cunning,derivativeofprǣtt atrick,wile(cognatewithDutchpart,pret trick,prank,OldNorseprettr trick,prettugr tricky)
adjective

bravest
1475–85; < MiddleFrench < Spanishbravo (> Italian) < VulgarLatin*brabus forLatinbarbarusbarbarous
adjective

weakest
1250–1300;MiddleEnglishweik < OldNorseveikr; cognatewithOldEnglishwāc,Dutchweek,Germanweich; akintoOldEnglishwīcan toyield,giveway,OldNorsevīkja tomove,turn,drawback,Germanweichen toyield
adjective

stronger
1250–1300;MiddleEnglishweik < OldNorseveikr; cognatewithOldEnglishwāc,Dutchweek,Germanweich; akintoOldEnglishwīcan toyield,giveway,OldNorsevīkja tomove,turn,drawback,Germanweichen toyield
adjective

hottest
before1000;1920–25fordef23;MiddleEnglishho( o) t,OldEnglishhāt; cognatewithDutchheet,OldNorseheitr,Swedishhet,Danishhed,Germanheiss
adjective

dirtier
1520–30;dirt + -y1
adjective

weaker
1250–1300;MiddleEnglishweik < OldNorseveikr; cognatewithOldEnglishwāc,Dutchweek,Germanweich; akintoOldEnglishwīcan toyield,giveway,OldNorsevīkja tomove,turn,drawback,Germanweichen toyield
adjective

dirtiest
1520–30;dirt + -y1
adjective

calmest
1350–1400; (noun,adj.)MiddleEnglishcalm( e) < Italiancalma (noun),calmo (adj.) < LateLatincauma summerheat(withl perhapsfromLatincalēre tobehot) < Greekkaûma (stemkaumat-) burningheat;akintokaíein toburn(seecaustic); (v.)MiddleEnglishcalmen < Italiancalmare, derivativeofthenoun
adjective

easier
1150–1200;MiddleEnglishaisie,esy < Anglo-French ( a) eisie,OldFrenchaisié,aised, pastparticipleofaisier toease
adjective

prettiest
before1000;MiddleEnglishprati( e), pratte,prettie cunning,gallant,fine,handsome,pretty;OldEnglishprættig,prettī cunning,derivativeofprǣtt atrick,wile(cognatewithDutchpart,pret trick,prank,OldNorseprettr trick,prettugr tricky)
adjective

closest
before1050; (noun,adj.)MiddleEnglishclos < Anglo-French,OldFrench < Latinclausus, pastparticipleofclaudere toclose(cf.clause); (v.)MiddleEnglishclosen, verbalderivativeoftheadj.(compareOldEnglishclȳsan,beclȳsan toshutin,enclose,verbalderivativeofclūse bar,enclosure < MedievalLatinclūsa, forLatinclausa, feminineofclausus); nounandadj.senseswithvoicedpronunciationofs arepresumablymoderndeverbalderivatives
adjective

coolest
before1000;MiddleEnglishcole,OldEnglishcōl; cognatewithMiddleLowGermankōl,OldHighGermankuoli ( Germankuhl). Seecold, chill
adjective

crazier
1570–80;craze + -y1
adjective

hotter
before1000;1920–25fordef23;MiddleEnglishho( o) t,OldEnglishhāt; cognatewithDutchheet,OldNorseheitr,Swedishhet,Danishhed,Germanheiss
adjective

craziest
1570–80;craze + -y1
adjective

closer
before1050; (noun,adj.)MiddleEnglishclos < Anglo-French,OldFrench < Latinclausus, pastparticipleofclaudere toclose(cf.clause); (v.)MiddleEnglishclosen, verbalderivativeoftheadj.(compareOldEnglishclȳsan,beclȳsan toshutin,enclose,verbalderivativeofclūse bar,enclosure < MedievalLatinclūsa, forLatinclausa, feminineofclausus); nounandadj.senseswithvoicedpronunciationofs arepresumablymoderndeverbalderivatives
adjective

happiest
1300–50;MiddleEnglish; seehap1, -y1
adjective

calmer
1350–1400; (noun,adj.)MiddleEnglishcalm( e) < Italiancalma (noun),calmo (adj.) < LateLatincauma summerheat(withl perhapsfromLatincalēre tobehot) < Greekkaûma (stemkaumat-) burningheat;akintokaíein toburn(seecaustic); (v.)MiddleEnglishcalmen < Italiancalmare, derivativeofthenoun
adjective

happier
1300–50;MiddleEnglish; seehap1, -y1
adjective

cooler
before1000;MiddleEnglishcole,OldEnglishcōl; cognatewithMiddleLowGermankōl,OldHighGermankuoli ( Germankuhl). Seecold, chill
adjective

braver
1475–85; < MiddleFrench < Spanishbravo (> Italian) < VulgarLatin*brabus forLatinbarbarusbarbarous
adjective


Partner Sort:

Partner: Eve Wasvary

-er
-ier
-iest
-est
weaker
dirtier
craziest
calmest
calmer
easier
dirtiest
strongest
closer
prettier
prettiest
bravest
stronger
crazier
happiest
hottest
hotter
happier
easiest
weakest
braver


coolest
cooler


closest