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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: Gorillas try _____________ of all apes to avoid fights.
hardest
most hardest
harder
hard

Q 2: Lisa arrived the _________ of all the students.
most late
more late
latest
later

Q 3: Our class __________________ awaited the return of our test.
most eagerly
eager
more eagerly

Q 4: She talked ____________ than the first speaker.
excited
more excited
most excitedly
more excitedly

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

Q 6: Kim awoke _________________ the first day of school.
earlier
earliest
early
oftenest

Q 7: The car from Ford won the race ______.
easy
more easy
easily
easier

Q 8: Chimpanzees learn _________ of all the apes.
quickest
more quick
most quickest
most quickly

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