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Adverbs: Grammar Review Practice Exercises

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Updated on Aug 25, 2011

Review the lesson for this concept at Adverbs: Grammar Review Study Guide.

Practice Exercises

Practice Exercise: Comparing Adverbs

Choose the correct form of comparative or superlative adverb that best completes each sentence. Then, check your answers at the end of the chapter.

1. Mariah can hold her breath (longer, longest) than her sister, Tanya.

2. In my family, I can shower the (fastest, faster), which gives me more time to eat breakfast in the morning.

3. Most students sleep (later, latest) during the summer break than during the school year.

4. Mr. Thomas reminded the class that the (sooner, soonest) they finished the lesson, the (quicker, quickest) they could start their homework.

5. Unfortunately, the group behaved so (poorly, poorer) in the museum that they were asked to leave.

Practice Exercise: Adjectives or Adverbs

Try to determine whether the underlined words in the sentences are adjectives or adverbs. Then, check your answers at the end of the exercises.

6. My plane will fly straight to Chicago and arrive late on Saturday evening.

7. Daily doses of vitamin C will help prevent colds during the winter.

8. We saw many high buildings from our hotel room, which was situated high on the top floor.

9. It was a close call when my kitten, sitting close to the open window, decided to move onto the sill.

10. "Open wide," said the dentist playfully, holding the huge toothbrush. My wide-eyed stare made him grin.

Answers

Reminder: The comparative degree of the adverb is used when comparing only two persons or things; the superlative degree of the adverb is used when comparing three or more persons or things.

1. Mariah can hold her breath longer than her sister, Tanya.

2. In my family, I can shower the fastest, which gives me more time to eat breakfast in the morning.

3. Most students sleep later during the summer break than during the school year.

4. Mr. Thomas reminded the class that the sooner they finished the lesson, the quicker they could start their homework.

5. Unfortunately, the group behaved so poorly in the museum that they were asked to leave.

Reminder: Adjectives modify only nouns and answer What kind? Which one? and How many? about the nouns they are modifying. Adverbs modify verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs, and answer Where?When?How? How much? How often? and How long?

6. My plane will fly straight (adverb) to Chicago and arrive late (adverb) on Saturday evening.

7. Daily (adjective) doses of vitamin C will help prevent colds during the winter.

8. We saw many high (adjective) buildings from our hotel room, which was situated high (adverb) on the top floor.

9. It was a close (adjective) call when my kitten, sitting close (adverb) to the open window, decided to move onto the sill.

10. "Open wide (adverb)," said the dentist playfully, holding the huge toothbrush. My wide-eyed (adjective) stare made him grin.

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