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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.

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

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: Kim awoke _________________ the first day of school.

Q 2: Our class __________________ awaited the return of our test.
most eagerly
more eagerly

Q 3: The child played ____________________ with the building blocks.
more happily
most happily

Q 4: The car from Ford won the race ______.
more easy

Q 5: Chimpanzees learn _________ of all the apes.
most quickest
more quick
most quickly

Q 6: She arrived at the auditorium _________ than Kim did.
most early
more early

Q 7: She talked ____________ than the first speaker.
more excited
more excitedly
most excitedly

Q 8: My ice cream melted ____________________ than yours.
most quickly
more quickly

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