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

Q 2: The child played ____________________ with the building blocks.
most happily
more happily
happy

Q 3: Tom lives ___________ to school than Ron does.
closest
closer
more closer
more close

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

Q 5: The car from Ford won the race ______.
easier
easily
more easy
easy

Q 6: Lisa arrived the _________ of all the students.
latest
more late
later
most late

Q 7: Gorillas try _____________ of all apes to avoid fights.
harder
most hardest
hard
hardest

Q 8: Do gorillas scream __________ than other apes do?
more loud
loudest
louder
most loud

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