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Take out your planner! 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 10.14.10 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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