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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.

I can run fast. She can run faster. He can run the fastest.
I spoke well. She spoke better. He spoke the best.

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.
more excitedly
more excited
most excitedly

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

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

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

Q 5: Kim awoke _________________ the first day of school.

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

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

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

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