Unit 26 Comparative And Superlative Adverbs

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This quiz will test your knowledge on comparative and superlative adverbs. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Choose the sentence that is written correctly.

    • A.

      The wind blew strongest and knocked down the hiker.

    • B.

      The wind blew strongly and knocked down the hiker.

    • C.

      The wind blew the stronger and knocked down the hiker.

    Correct Answer
    B. The wind blew strongly and knocked down the hiker.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The wind blew strongly and knocked down the hiker." This sentence is written correctly because it uses the adverb "strongly" to describe how the wind blew, which is the correct form. The other options either use the incorrect adverb form "strongest" or use a comparative form "the stronger" which is not necessary in this context.

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  • 2. 

    Choose the sentence that is written correctly.

    • A.

      The man fell very hardly on the rocks below.

    • B.

      The man fell very harder on the rocks below.

    • C.

      The man fell very hard on the rocks below.

    Correct Answer
    C. The man fell very hard on the rocks below.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The man fell very hard on the rocks below." This sentence is written correctly because it uses the adverb "very" to modify the adjective "hard," indicating the intensity of the fall. Additionally, the use of the preposition "on" correctly shows the location of the rocks below.

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  • 3. 

    Choose the sentence that is written correctly.

    • A.

      The man waved a red flag desperate.

    • B.

      The man waved a red flag desperately.

    • C.

      The man waved a red flag desperatly.

    Correct Answer
    B. The man waved a red flag desperately.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The man waved a red flag desperately." The adverb "desperately" is used correctly to modify the verb "waved" and convey the intensity or urgency of the action. The other options either have incorrect spelling ("desperatly") or incorrect word order ("desperate").

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  • 4. 

    Choose the sentence that is written correctly.

    • A.

      The sun shined brightly in the sky.

    • B.

      The sun shined brightely in the sky.

    • C.

      The sun shiny in the sky.

    Correct Answer
    A. The sun shined brightly in the sky.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The sun shined brightly in the sky." This sentence is written correctly because the verb "shined" is in the past tense, agreeing with the subject "sun." Additionally, the adverb "brightly" is used to describe how the sun shined.

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  • 5. 

    Choose the sentence that is written correctly.

    • A.

      The man cried anxious.

    • B.

      The man cried anxiously.

    • C.

      The man cried anxiousely.

    Correct Answer
    B. The man cried anxiously.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The man cried anxiously." This sentence is written correctly because the adverb "anxiously" is used to modify the verb "cried," indicating how the man cried. The -ly ending is added to the adjective "anxious" to form the adverb.

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  • 6. 

    Choose the sentence that is written correctly.

    • A.

      The longer he waited, the more loudly his stomach grumbled.

    • B.

      The longer he waited, the loudly his stomach grumbled.

    • C.

      The long he waited, the more loudly his stomach grumbled.

    Correct Answer
    A. The longer he waited, the more loudly his stomach grumbled.
    Explanation
    The correct sentence is "The longer he waited, the more loudly his stomach grumbled." This sentence uses the correct comparative form of the adjective "long" (longer) and the correct comparative form of the adverb "loudly" (more loudly). It accurately conveys the idea that as the duration of waiting increased, the intensity of the stomach grumbling also increased.

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  • 7. 

    Choose the sentence that is written correctly.

    • A.

      He waited the most patiently of anyone for a rescue.

    • B.

      He waited the most patient of anyone for a rescue.

    • C.

      He waited more patiently of anyone for a rescue.

    Correct Answer
    A. He waited the most patiently of anyone for a rescue.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "He waited the most patiently of anyone for a rescue." This sentence is written correctly because it uses the superlative form of the adjective "patiently" to compare the subject's level of patience to that of anyone else. The use of "the most" indicates the highest degree of patience.

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  • 8. 

    Choose the sentence that is written correctly.

    • A.

      Each day, he breathed harder and harder.

    • B.

      Each day, he breathed hardest and hardest.

    • C.

      Each day, he breathed the hardest and the hardest.

    Correct Answer
    A. Each day, he breathed harder and harder.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Each day, he breathed harder and harder." This sentence is written correctly because it uses the comparative adverb "harder" to compare the intensity of his breathing each day. By repeating the word "harder," it emphasizes the increasing difficulty of his breathing over time.

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