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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 final speaker spoke ___________ than the others.
longest
longer
more long
most long

Q 2: The car from Ford won the race ______.
easier
easily
easy
more easy

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

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

Q 5: Kim awoke _________________ the first day of school.
early
oftenest
earlier
earliest

Q 6: Our class __________________ awaited the return of our test.
more eagerly
most eagerly
eager

Q 7: She arrived at the auditorium _________ than Kim did.
most early
earlier
earliest
more early

Q 8: The article appeared __________________ than the other.
most recently
recent
more recently

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