Common Core: 3rd Grade English Language Arts : Form and Use Comparative and Superlative Adjectives and Adverbs: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.1.G

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Example Question #1 : Form And Use Comparative And Superlative Adjectives And Adverbs: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.3.1.G

Select the word(s) that correctly completes the sentence provided. 

I sleep-in __________ than my sister. 

Possible Answers:

later

more late

latest

most late

Correct answer:

later

Explanation:

In this sentence, we are comparing two things. How I sleep in compared to how my sister sleeps in. When we are comparing two things, we use a comparative adjective and add "er" to the end of a word. When more than two things are being compared, we use a superlative adjective and add "est" to the end of a word. 

If the adjective is more than one syllable, we would add "more" or "most" before the adjective. In this case, "late" is a one syllable adjective, so "more" or "most" should not be added to the sentence. 

The correct answer is "later". 

I sleep-in later than my sister. 

 

Example Question #2 : Form And Use Comparative And Superlative Adjectives And Adverbs: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.3.1.G

Select the word(s) that correctly completes the sentence provided. 

Eliot shouted the __________ during the championship game. 

Possible Answers:

louder

more loud 

most loud 

loudest 

Correct answer:

loudest 

Explanation:

In this sentence, we are comparing all of the people at the game. When we are comparing two things, we use a comparative adjective and add "er" to the end of a word. When more than two things are being compared, we use a superlative adjective and add "est" to the end of a word. 

If the adjective is more than one syllable, we would add "more" or "most" before the adjective. In this case, "loud" is a one syllable adjective, so "more" or "most" should not be added to the sentence. 

The correct answer is "loudest". 

Eliot shouted the loudest during the championship game. 

Example Question #2 : Form And Use Comparative And Superlative Adjectives And Adverbs: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.3.1.G

Select the word(s) that correctly completes the sentence provided. 

Andrew has to wake up __________ than normal to catch his flight to Florida. 

Possible Answers:

most early 

earliest 

earlier 

more early 

Correct answer:

earlier 

Explanation:

In this sentence, we are comparing two things. The normal time Andrew wakes up and the time he has to wake up to catch his flight. When we are comparing two things, we use a comparative adjective and add "er" to the end of a word. When more than two things are being compared, we use a superlative adjective and add "est" to the end of a word. 

If the adjective is more than one syllable, we would add "more" or "most" before the adjective. In this case, "early" is a one syllable adjective, so "more" or "most" should not be added to the sentence. 

The correct answer is "earlier". 

Andrew has to wake up earlier than normal to catch his flight to Florida. 

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