Grade 3 Language - Adjectives and Adverbs 1
My dog is big, but that dog is bigger!

Grade 3 Language - Adjectives and Adverbs 1

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Adjectives are words that change nouns and pronouns. You know that adjectives are 'describing' words. Adjectives also allow us to compare people or objects. For example: My dog is big, but that dog is bigger. 'Bigger' is a comparative adjective. 'Biggest' is a superlative adjective - it would be used if we were comparing more than two dogs. The endings '-er' and '-est' can be added to most adjectives, but there are a few exceptions to the rule.

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1.
Complete the sentence with the correct adverb.
The girl yelled ____ than her sister.
loudliest
more loudly
most loudly
loudlier
Since two things are being compared, you should use the words more loudly.
2.
Complete the sentence with the correct adjective.
Who is the ____ runner in the world?
more fast
faster
fastest
most fastest
Because we are talking about more than two people, we use fastest.
3.
Complete the sentence with the correct adverb.
Missy said hello ____ of everyone in her group of friends.
the most cheerfully
the cheerfulliest
the more cheerfully
the cheerfullier
Since there is a large group of people, most cheerfully should be used.
4.
Complete the sentence with the correct adjectives.
Several children in the class are ____, but Harriet is the ____ by far.
clever, more cleverest
clever, cleverest
clever, most cleverest
clever, more cleverer
Who is the cleverest in your class?
5.
Complete the sentence with the correct adverb.
This light shines ____ in a dim room.
brightlier
brightliest
morest brightly
most brightly
In this case, the light is actually being compared to all the other lights in the room even though it is not stated.
6.
Complete the sentence with the correct adverb.
Karen walked ____ to the bus stop than Sally.
briskliest
brisklier
more briskly
most briskly
Two people are being compared, so more briskly should be used in the blank.
7.
Complete the sentence with the correct adjective.
I gave my bike a wash and now it looks ____.
gooder
better
more good
best
It might also look cleaner and brighter!
8.
Complete the sentence with the correct adjective.
That was the ____ holiday I have ever had!
most bad
baddest
worst
most worser
Where did you go on your last holiday?
9.
Complete the sentence with the correct adverb.
A ballet dancer usually dances ____ than me.
more gracefully
most gracefully
gracefullier
gracefulliest
This sentence is comparing two things which are the ballet dancer and me.
10.
Complete the sentence with the correct adjective.
These tomatoes are ____ they were yesterday.
redder than
reddest
more redder than
reddest than
This is a tricky one. It would also be correct to say: These tomatoes are more red than they were yesterday. 'Redder than' is a better choice, however.
Author:  Amy Flanders

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