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Basic Grammar Lesson 17: Comparison of Adverbs


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  • Posted: 06/26/2009

Basic English Grammar Lesson 17: Comparison Of Adverbs

"Like adjectives, many adverbs change their form to show a difference in the ideas being expressed." It is a crisp autumn afternoon and Marie is singing as she does some yard work, all the while teaching us about the three degrees of adverbs: positive, comparative and superlative; and the three forms of comparison: regular, phrasal, and irregular. She also explains why some adverbs, by reason of their meaning, cannot be compared, and provides a list of examples.

Workbook exercises and answer key are provided with this lesson.

Featured Music: 
Folk Song - English Country Garden

This lesson is excerpted from the Basic Cozy English Grammar course. The full course was created by and is available from Splashes from the River. You can check out this and other courses from Splashes at

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  • Lesson_17_Answer_Key_-_Basic_Grammar.pdf Lesson_17_Answer_Key_-_Basic_Grammar.pdf

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Marie Rackham
Marie Rackham
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Marie Sophia Rackham was born in 1934 and raised in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She earned degrees in English and Geography from the University of British Columbia, and spent thirteen years studying piano with the Royal Conservatory of Music.

She worked as a public school teacher for thirty-four years, teaching at all levels from kindergarten to grade twelve; and taught piano and theory privately in her own studio for fourteen years.

Over her many years of teaching language arts, Marie developed her own curriculum for teaching basic grammar and punctuation, which was eventually published through the local Teacher's Resource Center and made available to all the schools in...


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Good overview of positive, comparative, and sup...
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Good overview of positive, comparative, and sup...
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