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

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

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

Q 4: The final speaker spoke ___________ than the others.
longer
more long
most long
longest

Q 5: She talked ____________ than the first speaker.
excited
more excitedly
most excitedly
more excited

Q 6: The car from Ford won the race ______.
easy
easily
easier
more easy

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

Q 8: Chimpanzees learn _________ of all the apes.
quickest
most quickest
most quickly
more quick

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