Tag Archives: superlatives

Adverbs: comparing adverbs and when to hyphenate

Comparing adverbs In the same way that we can compare adjectives, we can compare adverbs. When we have two actions being compared, we use the comparative form of the adverb. When three or more actions are compared, we use the superlative form of the adverb. For short (one-syllable) adverbs – which tend to the irregular

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Good, better, best: comparing adjectives and the problem of modified absolutes

Adjectives have an interesting feature: we can compare many of them, and then use these comparisons to compare nouns. Trinidad and Tobago had a fast team in the men’s relay. The USA had a faster team. Jamaica, with Usain Bolt, had the fastest team of all. The different forms of the adjective fast (faster, fastest)

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