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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.
more close
more closer
closer
closest

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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