Comparative adverbs

Level: beginner

We can use comparative adverbs to show change or make comparisons:

I forget things more often nowadays.
She began to speak more quickly.
They are working harder now.

We often use than with comparative adverbs:

I forget things more often than I used to.
Girls usually work harder than boys.

Level: intermediate

We use these words and phrases as intensifiers with comparatives:

much far a lot quite a lot
a great deal a good deal a good bit a fair bit

I forget things much more often nowadays.

We use these words and phrases as mitigators:

a bit  slightly rather
a little a little bit just a little bit

She began to speak a bit more quickly.

Level: beginner

Superlative adverbs

We can use superlative adverbs to make comparisons:

His ankles hurt badly, but his knees hurt worst.
It rains most often at the beginning of the year.

Level: intermediate

We use these words and phrases as intensifiers with superlatives:

easily by far much

When we intensify a superlative adverb, we often put the in front of the adverb:

In our office, Jill works by far the hardest.
Of the three brothers, Brian easily runs the fastest.

Level: beginner

How to form comparative and superlative adverbs

We make comparative and superlative adverbs using the same rules as for comparative and superlative adjectives. For example:

One syllable: Jill works fast. > faster > fastest
One syllable ending in –e: They arrived late. > later > latest
Two or more syllables: Alan finished the test quickly. > more quickly > most quickly
well: She speaks English well. > better > best
badly: She speaks German badly. > worse > worst
far: He'll go far. > farther/further > farthest/furthest
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Comments

Hello all
I would like to know if we could use the adverb of frequency "always " in the present perfect tense sentence?
thank you in advance for any help

Hello studa,

Certainly, if the action is one which started in the past and continues to the present, and we want to emphasise that it has always been true:

He's always loved her.

They've always dreamed of being famous.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

thank you  so much Mr Peter for help .That s really kind of you

it is really easy

learn English team please tell me.
"the most luckiest man in the world." is that sentence correct or wrong?
can we use the "most" before spuerlitive?
please explain me..

Hello jrar!
According to my experience, we don't use most with words that end with est. For example, the luckiest, the weakest etc.
However we can use most to form superlatives. For example, the most beautiful, the most distant etc.
So the correct sentence should be: He is the luckiest man in the world.
 
I hope it is helpful.

That said  is vary useful to learning English languages for all ... 

hi
can i say something like:she danced slightly more awkwardly because of her leg injured instead saying she danced slightly more awkwardly because of her leg injury?
awaiting for your response:)
thanks
 
 

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