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Grade 5 - English Language
Comparing with Adverbs

Adverbs are sometimes used to compare different actions. Like adjectives, adverbs have degrees of comparison, namely, positive, comparative, and superlative.

Examples:
I can run fast. She can run faster. He can run the fastest.
I spoke well. She spoke better. He spoke the best.

PositiveComparativeSuperlative
expertly more expertly most expertly
soon sooner soonest
hard harder hardest
far farther farthest
long longer longest
suddenly more suddenly most suddenly

Directions: Fill in the blanks with correct comparative adverbs. Write five example sentences for each of positive, comparative, and superlative adverbs. As a homework, read a book and write sentences containing adverbs used for comparison; and identify the form of the adverb in each sentence.
Q 1: Tom lives ___________ to school than Ron does.
closest
closer
more closer
more close

Q 2: The final speaker spoke ___________ than the others.
most long
more long
longer
longest

Q 3: The article appeared __________________ than the other.
more recently
most recently
recent

Q 4: Of all these apes, chimpanzees behave _______.
more peacefully
more peaceful
peacefully
most peacefully

Q 5: She arrived at the auditorium _________ than Kim did.
earlier
earliest
most early
more early

Q 6: My ice cream melted ____________________ than yours.
quickly
most quickly
more quickly

Q 7: Lisa arrived the _________ of all the students.
most late
later
latest
more late

Q 8: Do gorillas scream __________ than other apes do?
louder
more loud
most loud
loudest

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