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

Q 2: The article appeared __________________ than the other.
recent
more recently
most recently

Q 3: She arrived at the auditorium _________ than Kim did.
earlier
more early
earliest
most early

Q 4: Chimpanzees learn _________ of all the apes.
more quick
most quickly
most quickest
quickest

Q 5: The child played ____________________ with the building blocks.
happy
more happily
most happily

Q 6: Do gorillas scream __________ than other apes do?
most loud
louder
more loud
loudest

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

Q 8: The final speaker spoke ___________ than the others.
more long
longest
most long
longer

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