Degrees of Comparison in Adverbs



Degrees of Comparison in Adverbs :



Some Adverbs have degrees of comparison like Adjectives and these are formed in the same kind of way.

If the Adverb is a word of one syllable, the Comparative is formed by adding ER and the Superlative by adding EST.

Positive…Comparative…Superlative

1. Late… later… latest or last
2. Long… longer… longest
3. Loud… louder… loudest
4. Near… nearer… nearest
5. Soon… sooner… soonest

Some Adverbs form the degrees of comparison in an irregular way.

Positive…Comparative…Superlative

1. Far… farther… farthest
2. Forth… further… furthest
3. Ill… worse… worst
4. Badly… worse… worst
5. Little… less… least
6. Much… more… most
7. Well… better… best

Adverbs ending in LY form the Comparative by adding more and the Superlative by adding most.

Positive… Comparative… Superlative

1. Beautifully… more beautifully… most beautifully
2. Wisely… more wisely… most wisely
3. automatically… more automatically…. most automatically
4. perfectly… more perfectly… most perfectly

The Adverb EARLY, however, has EARLIER for its comparative and EARLIEST for its Superlative.

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  1. The Adverb
  2. Adverbs
  3. An Adverb
  4. The Adverb Clause
  5. The Kinds of Adverbs
  6. Simple Adverbs
  7. Interrogative Adverbs
  8. Relative Adverbs
  9. Relative Adverb of Quantity
  10. Demonstrative Adverb of Quantity
  11. Degrees of Comparison in Adverbs
  12. Adverbs ending in LY
  13. LY Words That are not Adverbs
  14. LY Imposters
  15. The Forms of Adverbs
  16. Adverb Phrases
  17. The Two Uses of Adverbs
  18. Attributive Use of Adverbs
  19. Predicative Use of Adverbs
  20. Adverbial Adjuncts to Verb of Predicate
  21. The Adverb
  22. Relative Adverbs


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