Objective: add –er and –est to short adverbs to compare actions. Add more and most to longer adverbs and words that end in –ly. Adjectives are used to compare people, places, and things. You can also use adverbs to make comparisons. Add –er to short adverbs to compare two actions. Add –est to compare three or more actions. One action Two actions Three or more Ken skis fast. Tim skies faster than Ken does. Jill skies the fastest of the three. For most adverbs that end in –ly use more or most to compare two actions. Use more to compare two actions. Use most to compare three or more actions. One action Two actions Three or more actions Jill swam gracefully. Did Tim swim more gracefully than Jill? Kevin swam the most gracefully of all. 1. Amy works (harder, hardest) of all the 2. 3. 4. 5. drivers. Amy learned the swan dive (more quickly, most quickly) than Ruth did. The back flip took (longer, longest) of all to learn. Ben dives (more skillfully, most skillfully) than Amy’s last teacher. He works (more closely, most closely) of all with Amy. 7. Does Ben keep his legs (straighter, straightest) than Amy does? 8. Amy tries to spring (higher, highest) than Ben does. 9. Ben skips onto the water (more quietly, most quietly) of all. 10. Robert arrives at the park ____ than we did. (soon) 11. We waited ____ than he did for the concert to begin. (patiently) 12. Of all our group, Fran sat ____ to the bandstand. (near) 13. Today we practiced _______ than we did yesterday. (long) 14. Of all the team members, Fatima skated _______. (Skillfully) 15. Does Jackie skate _______ than Shawn? (quickly) 16. Andrew jumps _______ of us all. (highest) 17. Of everyone on the team, Tara tries ______! (hardest) 18. Richie’s relay team ran ______ than my brother’s team. (swiftly) 19. Meredith ran _______ of all the students. (fast) 20. I watched her _______ of all the runners. (closely) 21. She crossed the finish line ______ than the rest. (soon) 22. The runners moved _______ than the wheelchair racers. (slowly) 22. She watched the musicians ___ than we did. (closely) 23. We cheered ____ of all for “The Stars and Stripes for Ever.” (eagerly) The band has to play loud than the noisy crowd. The flutes play softlier than the horns. The boom of the drum sounds most loudest of all. We heard it soonest than the horns. That boom travels quicklyest to our ears!