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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.
closer
closest
more close
more closer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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