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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 child played ____________________ with the building blocks.
happy
most happily
more happily

Q 2: Kim awoke _________________ the first day of school.
earliest
earlier
oftenest
early

Q 3: Lisa arrived the _________ of all the students.
latest
later
most late
more late

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

Q 5: Gorillas try _____________ of all apes to avoid fights.
harder
most hardest
hardest
hard

Q 6: She talked ____________ than the first speaker.
more excitedly
excited
most excitedly
more excited

Q 7: Do gorillas scream __________ than other apes do?
louder
most loud
more loud
loudest

Q 8: Tom lives ___________ to school than Ron does.
more closer
closer
more close
closest

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