ADVERBS THAT COMPARE You can use adverbs to compare actions. The “er” form of an adverb compares two actions. The “est” form of an adverb compares three or more actions.
ADVERB COMPARING EXAMPLE Sara works hard. Sara works harder that Colleen. Sara works the hardest of all the students in the room.
Cheryl decided to go to the mall sooner that Donna. Sooner is the adverb in the sentence comparing the two people.
The play lasted the longest of all I have even seen. Longest is the adverb in the sentence comparing all the plays.
ADVERBS THAT COMPARE Most adverbs that end in “ly” use more and most to make comparisons. TThese are adverbs that usually tell “how”
ADVERB COMPARING EXAMPLE Mrs. Bell danced slowly. Mrs. Soberdash danced more slowly than Mrs. Bell. Mrs. Coles danced most slowly of the three.
Renee chooses the fresh vegetable more carefully than Tina for the restaurant. More carefully in the adverb that compares Renee and Tina.
ADVERB COMPARING EXAMPLE Jasper ran most quickly of all the dogs in the show. Most quickly is the adverb in the sentence comparing Jasper and all the other dogs.
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