#98 - Comparative and Superlative Adverbs #2 - English Grammar

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Comparative and Superlative Adverbs #2

Adverbs ending in "-ly" or have three or more syllables do not change but instead add "more" to form comparatives and "most" to form superlatives.

Comparative and Superlative Adverbs - Examples

Regular AdjectiveComparative AdjectiveSuperlative Adjective
GladlyMore gladlyMost gladly
LoudlyMore loudlyMost loudly
SweetlyMore sweetlyMost sweetly
TerriblyMore terriblyMost terribly
QuietlyMore quietlyMost quietly

Comparative Adverbs - How to use

For adverbs ending in "-ly", add "more" before the adverb.
  • He was welcomed more gladly than anyone else.
  • She speaks more loudly than her classmates.
  • The little girl was treated more sweetly than the others.
  • We were treated more terribly during our second visit.

Superlative Adjectives - How to use

For adverbs ending in "-ly", add "most" before the adverb.
  • They most gladly accepted our offer.
  • She sings most loudly in the shower.
  • This is the most terribly organized event I have ever attended.
  • That is the most sweetly written letter I have ever received.

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