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Making Comparisons with Adverbs
Comparative and Superlative Forms n Use comparative form to compare one action to another. n Use superlative form to compare three or more actions.
Some adverbs add -er to form the comparative and -est to form the superlative. n Comparative Superlative n Fast faster fastest n late later latest n hard harder hardest n tall taller tallest
Most adverbs that end in -ly form the comparative with the word more. Form the superlative with the word most. n Comparative Superlative n quickly more quickly most quickly n easily more easily most easily n terribly more terribly most terribly
Some adverbs change completely to form the comparative and superlative. n Comparative Superlative n well better best n much more most n little less least n badly worse worst
Tell if the adverb is comparative or superlative. n The wind blew harder as the storm approached. n comparative n Which kind of shark is the least dangerous? n superlative
Tell if the adverb is comparative or superlative. n Kangaroos are most commonly found in Australia. n Superlative more often n Hurricanes occur more often in summer than in winter. n Comparative
Pick the correct form of the adverb. n Redwood trees grow (taller, more tall) than any other trees in the forest. n The rain fell (steadilier, more steadily) than predicted. n The Yankee pitcher throws (harder, more hard) than the Dodger pitcher. n You can carry that pack (easilier, more easily) than the other one.
Review n Comparative form is comparing two actions. n Superlative form is comparing three or more actions.