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

Q 2: She arrived at the auditorium _________ than Kim did.
more early
earliest
earlier
most early

Q 3: The final speaker spoke ___________ than the others.
more long
longest
most long
longer

Q 4: The article appeared __________________ than the other.
recent
more recently
most recently

Q 5: Lisa arrived the _________ of all the students.
most late
latest
more late
later

Q 6: Chimpanzees learn _________ of all the apes.
most quickest
most quickly
more quick
quickest

Q 7: Of all these apes, chimpanzees behave _______.
peacefully
most peacefully
more peaceful
more peacefully

Q 8: Our class __________________ awaited the return of our test.
eager
more eagerly
most eagerly

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