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:

latest

later

more late

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:

more loud 

louder

loudest 

most loud 

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 #3 : 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:

earlier 

earliest 

more early 

most 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. 

Example Question #4 : 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. 

On Christmas morning, the kids woke up _____________ than normal. 

Possible Answers:

earlier

more early 

earliest 

most early 

Correct answer:

earlier

Explanation:
You can use adverbs to compare actions.
Comparative adverbs compare how two actions are done.
Superlative adverbs compare how more than two actions are done.
For adverbs that have one syllable, add -er to make the comparative adverb. Add -est to make the superlative adverb.
For adverbs that have more than one syllable, add more to make the comparative adverb. Add most to make the superlative adverb.
For the adverb early, drop y. Add -ier to make the comparative adverb. Add -iest to make the superlative adverb.
 
You can use some adjectives to compare people, places, or things.
Comparative adjectives compare two people, places, or things. They end in -er.
Superlative adjectives compare more than two people, places, or things. They end in -est.

Example Question #5 : 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. 

Though Ali and Melissa are identical twins, Ali is _____________ than Melissa. 

Possible Answers:

most tall

tallest

taller

more tall

Correct answer:

taller

Explanation:
You can use adverbs to compare actions.
Comparative adverbs compare how two actions are done.
Superlative adverbs compare how more than two actions are done.
For adverbs that have one syllable, add -er to make the comparative adverb. Add -est to make the superlative adverb.
For adverbs that have more than one syllable, add more to make the comparative adverb. Add most to make the superlative adverb.
For the adverb early, drop y. Add -ier to make the comparative adverb. Add -iest to make the superlative adverb.
 
You can use some adjectives to compare people, places, or things.
Comparative adjectives compare two people, places, or things. They end in -er.
Superlative adjectives compare more than two people, places, or things. They end in -est.

Example Question #6 : 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.

Out of all the runners in the race, Matthew ran the _______________. 

Possible Answers:

slowest

more slow

slower

most slow

Correct answer:

slowest

Explanation:
You can use adverbs to compare actions.
Comparative adverbs compare how two actions are done.
Superlative adverbs compare how more than two actions are done.
For adverbs that have one syllable, add -er to make the comparative adverb. Add -est to make the superlative adverb.
For adverbs that have more than one syllable, add more to make the comparative adverb. Add most to make the superlative adverb.
For the adverb early, drop y. Add -ier to make the comparative adverb. Add -iest to make the superlative adverb.
 
You can use some adjectives to compare people, places, or things.
Comparative adjectives compare two people, places, or things. They end in -er.
Superlative adjectives compare more than two people, places, or things. They end in -est.

Example Question #7 : 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.

You spread the batter _____________ in the pan than I do. 

Possible Answers:

evener 

most evenly 

more evenly 

evenest 

Correct answer:

more evenly 

Explanation:
You can use adverbs to compare actions.
Comparative adverbs compare how two actions are done.
Superlative adverbs compare how more than two actions are done.
For adverbs that have one syllable, add -er to make the comparative adverb. Add -est to make the superlative adverb.
For adverbs that have more than one syllable, add more to make the comparative adverb. Add most to make the superlative adverb.
For the adverb early, drop y. Add -ier to make the comparative adverb. Add -iest to make the superlative adverb.
 
You can use some adjectives to compare people, places, or things.
Comparative adjectives compare two people, places, or things. They end in -er.
Superlative adjectives compare more than two people, places, or things. They end in -est.

Example Question #8 : 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.

Lindsey cheered the ______________ during the cheerleading competition. 

Possible Answers:

loudest

louder 

most loud

more loud 

Correct answer:

loudest

Explanation:
You can use adverbs to compare actions.
Comparative adverbs compare how two actions are done.
Superlative adverbs compare how more than two actions are done.
For adverbs that have one syllable, add -er to make the comparative adverb. Add -est to make the superlative adverb.
For adverbs that have more than one syllable, add more to make the comparative adverb. Add most to make the superlative adverb.
For the adverb early, drop y. Add -ier to make the comparative adverb. Add -iest to make the superlative adverb.
 
You can use some adjectives to compare people, places, or things.
Comparative adjectives compare two people, places, or things. They end in -er.
Superlative adjectives compare more than two people, places, or things. They end in -est.

Example Question #9 : 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. 

Kellie is the ______________ member of her family. 

Possible Answers:

shorter 

shortest

more short

most short

Correct answer:

shortest

Explanation:
You can use adverbs to compare actions.
Comparative adverbs compare how two actions are done.
Superlative adverbs compare how more than two actions are done.
For adverbs that have one syllable, add -er to make the comparative adverb. Add -est to make the superlative adverb.
For adverbs that have more than one syllable, add more to make the comparative adverb. Add most to make the superlative adverb.
For the adverb early, drop y. Add -ier to make the comparative adverb. Add -iest to make the superlative adverb.
 
You can use some adjectives to compare people, places, or things.
Comparative adjectives compare two people, places, or things. They end in -er.
Superlative adjectives compare more than two people, places, or things. They end in -est.

Example Question #10 : 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. 

Brian is the ____________ person on the team. 

Possible Answers:

smarter

more spart

most spart

smartest

Correct answer:

smartest

Explanation:
You can use adverbs to compare actions.
Comparative adverbs compare how two actions are done.
Superlative adverbs compare how more than two actions are done.
For adverbs that have one syllable, add -er to make the comparative adverb. Add -est to make the superlative adverb.
For adverbs that have more than one syllable, add more to make the comparative adverb. Add most to make the superlative adverb.
For the adverb early, drop y. Add -ier to make the comparative adverb. Add -iest to make the superlative adverb.
 
You can use some adjectives to compare people, places, or things.
Comparative adjectives compare two people, places, or things. They end in -er.
Superlative adjectives compare more than two people, places, or things. They end in -est.

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