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Adverbien können genau wie Adjektive gesteigert werden. Da Adverbien im Allgemeinen zweisilbig sind, verwendet man meist more and most:

He slept well last night. → He'll sleep better with the new bed.

He was snoring forcefully. → He was snoring more forcefully with each minute that passed.

He watched quietly. He watched more quietly.

Interactive Exercises

Baby-sitting

Complete the mini-dialogues.

How were the children?

Well, they behaved worse (bad) than we expected.

Did Alex practise the guitar?

Yes, she did. She plays it much better(good) than I do.

Does Peter learn quietly?

Of course, he learns more quietly (quiet) than I do. He learns most quietly (quiet).

Did they brush their teeth carefully?

Yes, they did. They brushed their teeth more carefully(careful) than yesterday.

In class

Complete the sentences.

Amy reads quickly(quick), Alex reads more quickly(quick) and Abby read the most quickly(quick).

Bibi works slowly (slow), her friend Bella works even more slowly|slowlier (slow) and Bo works most slowly|slowliest (slow).

Chris writes carefully (careful), Carl cycles even more carefully (careful) and Conor writes 'most carefully (careful) on his answer sheet.

Derek sings beautifully (beautiful), his friend Daniel sings even more beautifully (bautifully) than the others.

Emil works hard (hard). Edward words harder(hard) than Emil and Evelyn works the hardest(hard) of all.

Amy reads quickly(quick), Alex reads more quickly(quick) and Abby read the most quickly(quick).

Bibi works slowly (slow), her friend Bella works even more slowly/(slowlier) (slow) and Bo works most slowly/(slowliest) (slow).

Chris writes carefully (careful), Carl cycles even more carefully (careful) and Conor writes 'most carefully (careful) on his answer sheet.

Derek sings beautifully (beautiful), his friend Daniel sings even more beautifully (bautifully) than the others.

Emil works hard (hard). Edward words harder(hard) than Emil and Evelyn works the hardest(hard) of all.


The Music Competition (Mixed Exercises)

Complete the sentences with the words given in the brackets.

I can't hear that nice music! They should play more loudly (loud)!

Jane was best. She played successfully (successful) in the competition.

Listen to that girl. She's singing more beautifully (beautiful) than others.

What about Tom? Did he do the audition more carefully (careful) than others?

Daniel won the competition. He definitely played better (good) than the others.

I can't hear that nice music! They should play more loudly (loud)!

Jane was best. She played successfully (successful) in the competition.

Listen to that girl. She's singing more beautifully (beautiful) than others.

What about Tom? Did he do the audition more carefully (careful) than others?

Daniel won the competition. He definitely played better (good) than the others.



The New Car (Mixed Exercises)

Complete the sentences with the words given in the brackets.

40 mph? Why can't we drive more quickly(quick)?

Our new car goes definitely faster (fast) than yours!

This is a dangerous road. You should drive more slowly (slow) (than now).

Exception

loud / loudly

He was snoring loudly. → He was snoring more loudly with each minute that passed.

(also possible: He was snoring loud. → He was snoring louder with each minute that passed. He was snoring loudest.