This Spanish Difficult Review quiz will take a look at the comparative adverbs. In your English classes and in the Spanish Easy Review and Spanish Medium Review quiz series you learned that adverbs modify verbs, nouns, adjectives and even other adverbs. Adverbs let you know when something happened, how it happened, where it happened or why it happened. You also learned that many adverbs in English end with the letters 'ly' while in Spanish they end with the letters 'mente'. For example, look at the sentence: He ran happily. In Spanish this would read as: Él corrió alegremente. This type of adverb is known as an adverb of manner. But there are other adverbs and they are known as comparative adverbs.
What is a comparative adverb? A comparative adverb is an adverb that indicates that something has more (más) or less (menos) of a quantity or quality. In English we designate this by using the letters 'er' at the end of a word. Something that is 'big' is an adjective and something that is 'bigger' is a comparative adverb. In other words, two or more things are compared against each other.
Spanish does not have a comparison to the English words that end with the letters 'er'. Rather it places the words más (more) or menos (less or minus) before the noun, adverb or adjective it is comparing. Let’s look at the following examples.
|She is intelligent.||Ella es inteligente.|
|She is less intelligent.||Ella es menos inteligente.|
|She is more intelligent.||Ella es más inteligente.|
It is really rather straight forward once you get the hang of it. So now let’s move on to the quiz section. The quiz contains ten sentences. Your task is to locate the answer that shows the correct comparative form of that sentence. You will have to pay attention to gender, spelling and whether you are to use more or less. Are you ready? Then you may start the quiz!