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

Q 2: Of all these apes, chimpanzees behave _______.
peacefully
most peacefully
more peaceful
more peacefully

Q 3: Do gorillas scream __________ than other apes do?
loudest
more loud
louder
most loud

Q 4: My ice cream melted ____________________ than yours.
quickly
most quickly
more quickly

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

Q 6: Tom lives ___________ to school than Ron does.
more close
closest
more closer
closer

Q 7: The final speaker spoke ___________ than the others.
longest
most long
longer
more long

Q 8: She arrived at the auditorium _________ than Kim did.
earlier
more early
most early
earliest

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