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ADVERB
Types of Adverb Adverb of Time Adverb of Frequency Adverb of Place
Adverb of Manner Adverb of Quality Adverb of Reason Adverb of Duration
Adverb of Affirmation Adverb of Conjunction Relative Adverbs Interrogative Adverbs
Degree of Comparison Positive-Comparative-Superlative Formation of Adverb
ADVERBS (Comparative and Superlative forms)
  Degrees of Comparison.
Like Adjectives, some Adverbs also have comparative and superlative forms.

(a) Adverbs of one syllable form comparatives by adding –er and superlatives by adding –est.

 
Examples
  Positive Comparative Superlative
hard harder hardest
high higher highest
low lower lowest
deep deeper deepest
near nearer nearest
fast faster fastest
late later latest
soon sooner soonest
early earlier earliest
 
Note: Early is a word of two syllables but it forms its degrees of comparative by using –i instead of –y and adding in comparative degree and –est in superlative degree.

(b) Adverbs of two or more syllables from comparatives by using more and superlative by using most before the adverb.

 
Examples
  Positive Comparative Superlative
foolishly more foolishly most foolishly
slowly more slowly most slowly
clearly more clearly most clearly
wisely more wisely most wisely
quickly more quickly most quickly
beautifully more beautifully most beautifully
harshly more harshly most harshly
gladly more gladly most gladly
sincerely more sincerely most sincerely
helpfully more helpfully most helpfully
faithfully more faithfully most faithfully
sorrowfully more sorrowfully most sorrowfully

(c) Some adverbs having irregular forms.

 
Examples
  Positive Comparative Superlative
well, good better best
ill, badly worse worst
little less least
late later last
much more most
far farther(further) farthest(furthest )

(d) For negative meaning, less is used before comparatives and least before superlatives.

 
Examples
  Positive Comparative Superlative
clearly less clearly least clearly
wisely less wisely least wisely
forcefully less forcefully least forcefully
painfully less painfully least painfully
hopefully less hopefully least hopefully
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Types of Adverb Adverb of Time Adverb of Frequency Adverb of Place
Adverb of Manner Adverb of Quality Adverb of Reason Adverb of Duration
Adverb of Affirmation Adverb of Conjunction Relative Adverbs Interrogative Adverbs
Degree of Comparison Positive-Comparative-Superlative Formation of Adverb