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1 Comparing with Adverbs Sentences from Houghton Mifflin Text

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3 Comparing Short Adverbs We know that adjectives are used to compare people, places, and things. You can also use adverbs to make comparisons. Add –er to short adverbs to compare two actions. Add –est to compare three or more actions. Examples: fast Goofy skis fast. faster Funny Man skis faster than Goofy does. fastest Scooby and Shaggy ski fastest of all.

4 Comparing -ly Adverbs more most For most adverbs that end with –ly, use more to compare two actions. Use most to compare three or more actions. Examples: gracefully Kristina swam gracefully. more gracefully Did Trent swim more gracefully than Kristina? most gracefully Kevin swam most gracefully of all.

5 Which form of the adverb correctly completes each sentence? Today we practiced __________ than we did yesterday. A.more long B.longer C.longest

6 Which form of the adverb correctly completes each sentence? Of all the team members, Fatima skated ________. A.most skillfully B.more skillfully C.skillfullier

7 Which form of the adverb correctly completes each sentence? Does Jackie skate _________ than Shawn? A.more quickly B.quicklier C.quickest

8 Which form of the adverb correctly completes each sentence? Andrew jumps ____________ of us all. A.most high B.higher C.highest

9 Which form of the adverb correctly completes each sentence? Of everyone on the team, Tara tries ________! A.harder B.most hard C.hardest

10 Which line in the paragraph shows a mistake? Meredith ran faster of all the students. I watched her most closely of all the runners. She crossed the finish line sooner than the rest How can you change it to make it correct?

11 Which line in the paragraph shows a mistake? The runners moved more slowly than the wheelchair racers. I cheered loudliest of all the fans How can you change it to make it correct?

12 Which line in the paragraph shows a mistake? The broad jump began more later than the high jump. Roberto jumped highest of all the boys How can you change it to make it correct?

13 PROOFREADING CHALLENGE Nicholas swam skillfullier this year than last. Ross swam the faster of anyone. He had practiced longer and more harder than anyone else. He came nearer of all to setting a personal best. David swam only slightly slowest than Ross. Chris tried the most hardest of anyone in the diving event. He performed the backward somersault more expertlier of all. Can you find the 7 mistakes in this sportscast?

14 WRITE A SPORTSCAST: Write a sportscast about a sporting event that you have seen either on TV or in person. Write about the different players, using adverbs to compare and contrast their performances. Then ask a friend to proofread your adverb forms.


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