Comparing with Adverbs. Pgs. 195-197
Comparing with Adverbs • Like adjectives, adverbs have three degrees of comparison. • Use the positive degree to describe an action not comparing it to others. • Use the comparative degree when you compare two actions or qualities. • To compare three or more actions or qualities, use the superlative degree.
Comparing with Adverbs • Positive: The sun burns brightly in the sky. • Comparative: Alpha Centuri burns more brightly than our sun. • Superlative: Of all three stars, Deneb burns most brightly.
Follow these rules for comparing with adverbs: • 1. Add –er or –est to adverbs of one syllable and to a few adverbs of two syllables. • Soon sooner soonest • Early earlier earliest
Follow these rules for comparing with adverbs: • 2. For most adverbs with two syllables and all adverbs with 3 or more syllables, use more or most. • Rapidly more rapidly most rapidly
Follow these rules for comparing with adverbs: • Never use –er with more or –est with most • Incorrect: She reads more faster than her brother reads.
Follow these rules for comparing with adverbs: • When you compare actions or qualities that are less rather than more, use the word less to form the comparative and least for the superlative. • Often less often least often
Answer 1-6 on pg. 196 • Faster (comparative) • Harder (comparative) • Hard (positive) • Longest (superlative) • Longer (comparative) • Soon (positive)
Farther/Farthest- Further/Furthest • Use farther and farthest when you talk about physical distance. • Use further and furthest in all other cases. • A jet travels farther than a glider • Let’s look further into this problem.
Answer 7-19 • Earliest • Later • Better • Farther • More • Most
More often • Faster • Farther • Most commonly • Better • Earlier • More carefully