Comparative and Superlative Adverbs

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TEST – Thursday, October 21, 2010
• End punctuation
• Commas: to set off interrupters and to set
  off nonrestrictive clauses and phrases
• Comparative and superlative adverbs
• Compound and Complex sentence
Comparative and Superlative
         Adverbs
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                Adverbs
• Words that describe verbs
Positive, Comparative, Superlative
• Positive: regular form
• Comparative: form of an adverb that
  compares two people, places, things, or
  ideas
• Superlative: form of an adverb that
  compares three or more people, places,
  things, or ideas
 Positive     Comparative    Superlative



  Soon          Sooner         soonest



 Quickly      More quickly   Most quickly



Importantly      More           Most
               importantly   importantly
             Comparative
• I ran faster than my guard did.
• Ed plays basketball more frequently than I
  do.
              Superlative
• Kayla ran fastest of all and grabbed the
  jump ball.
• Of all of us, Ed plays basketball most
  frequently.
1. Delia quickly put on her uniform.

I put my uniform on more quickly than Delia
    did.

Of the three of us, Meryl put hers on most
    quickly.
2. She would be on the soccer field soon.

She would be on the soccer field sooner
 than I would.

Of all the players, she would be on the field
 soonest.
3. Rolando kicked the ball powerfully.

Rolando kicked the ball more powerfully
   than I did.

Between the three of us, Rolando kicked the
   ball the most powerfully
4. Joe skillfully set up his teammates.

Joe set up his teammates more skillfully
  than I did.

Of the entire team, Joe most skillfully set up
 his teammates.

				
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