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Basics on the topic Superlative Adverbs
- What is a Superlative Adverb?
- How do we Make the Superlative Form of an Adverb?
- What is a Superlative Adverb Summary
Bertha, Pip, and Koko have decided to go head to head in the sequel to their favorite game: Biggest, Best, Hero Adventure! The score screen is using a superlative adverb to describe how they did! Let’s learn what's a superlative adverb and see some superlative adverb examples before their next round!
What is a Superlative Adverb?
Whats a superlative adverb? The superlative adverb definition states that it compares three actions or performances to one another.
How do we Make the Superlative Form of an Adverb?
Now that we can define superlative adverb, we will learn that there are many different ways to make the superlative form of an adverb.
Regular Superlative Adverbs
A regular superlative adverb follows rules and patterns.
- If an adverb ends with the suffix ly, add least or most in front of the word. For example, the adverbs likely and evenly change to the superlative form by adding least or most in front, making them least likely and most evenly.
- If an adverb does not have the suffix ly, add est to the end. For example, the adverbs long and high change to the superlative form by adding the suffix est to the end, making them longest and highest.
Irregular Superlative Adverbs
Irregular superlative adverbs don't follow any of these rules, so we need to memorize how to make each of these adverbs superlative!
For example, the superlative adverb of badly is worse.
What is a Superlative Adverb Summary
What is superlative adverb? To Define Superlative Adverbs means that it compares three actions or performances to one another. A regular superlative adverb follows rules and patterns. Irregular superlative adverbs don't follow any of these rules, so we need to memorize how to make each of these adverbs superlative. Keep all this in mind the next time you want to use a superlative adverb.
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Transcript Superlative Adverbs
Superlative Adverbs Bertha, Pip, and Koko have decided to go head to head in the sequel to their favorite game: Biggest, Best, Hero Adventure! The score screen is using superlative adverbs to describe how they did! Let's take a closer look. An adverb, describes an action by answering questions such as: how?,(...) when?,(...) where?,(...) how often?,(...) and in what way?. A superlative adverb compares THREE or more actions or performances to one another. Regular superlative adverbs follow rules and patterns. If an adverb ends with the suffix
Superlative Adverbs exercise
Determine if the adverbs are regular or irregular.Hints
There is one regular, and one irregular adverb in each sentence.Solution
These examples are all irregular and need to be memorized:
- Worst is the superlative for badly.
- Furthest is the superlative of far.
- Best is the superlative of well.
- Earliest is the superlative of early.
Identify which sentences contain superlative adverbs.Hints
Superlative adverbs compare 3 or more actions or performances.
Superlative adverbs say what something is like to a degree. For example, if you did very badly at a game you might feel like the worst player.
Sometimes superlative adverbs follow the words most or least compare one action to another.Solution
- Sentence 1 uses superlative adverbs as it is comparing all three friends.
- Sentence 2 does not use superlative adverbs because it is only comparing 2 flavors.
- Sentence 3 does not use superlative adverbs because is just describing the dog, it uses an adjective.
- Sentence 4 uses superlative adverbs as it compares 4 members of a family.
Identify the adverbs in their superlative form.Hints
Irregular adverbs don't follow the usual rules. For these exceptions, you need to memorize the superlative form.
Complete the sequence: good, better, ______.
Complete the sequence: bad, worse, _____.Solution
Irregular superlative adverbs need to be memorized.
Regular adverbs: early, far
Irregular adverbs: well, badly, little, much
Identify the correct and incorrect superlative adverbs.Hints
Out of all the players, Koko is least likely to complete the level first.
Pip collected the highest amount of coins in the level.
In each sentence there is one mistake, and one correct superlative adverb.Solution
- Least and most cannot be combined with the ending est to make a superlative form.
- Best, worst, and most are already superlative, and cannot be combined with the ending est.
- When an adverb ends with the letter Y, such as with early the y is changed to an i to create iest for the superlative form.
Determine which superlative adverbs are used with "most" and "least".Hints
Adverbs that end with the suffix -est, such as easiest, do not use the words the most or the least to complete the superlative form.
Adverbs that end with the suffix -est, such as fastest, do not use the words the most or the least to complete the superlative form.Solution
The adverbs likely and carefully both end in ly, and must have the words most or least before them.
Write the adverbs below in their superlative form.Hints
There are 3 irregular adverbs.
Regular adverbs always end in -est or -ly.Solution
The correct answers are shown in the image above.
The regular adverbs in this problem are: carefully, evenly, slowly, and longest.
The irregular adverbs in this problem are: most, best, and farthest.