Comparative Degree of Adverbs

The comparative degree of adverbs is formed the same way as the comparative degree of adjectives: change the adverb's ending (-o) to -ee. For example: bystro (quickly) –bystree (more quickly).

Some adverbs have irregular comparative forms: khorosho (well) – luchshe (better), plokho (badly) –khuzhe (worse), mnogo (a lot) –bol'she (more), malo (a little) –men'she (less).

There are two ways to use comparative adverbs in a sentence.

Pattern #1. noun 1 in Nominative + verb 1 + comparative adverb + noun 2 in Genitive—Boris begaet bystree Ivana. (Boris runs faster than Ivan.)

Pattern #2. noun 1 in Nominative + verb 1 + comparative adjective + comma + chem + noun 2 in Nominative—Boris begaet bystree, chem Ivan. (Boris runs faster than Ivan.)

Exercise 3: Making a Comparison

Using the nouns, verbs, and adverbs given, form sentences with comparative adverbs. The first sentence has been done for you.

1. olen'/cherepakha / begaet / bystroOlen' begaet bystree, chem cherepakha.

2. del'fin / sobaka / plavaet / gratsiozno

3. chelovek / obez'iana / govorit / khorosho

4. mashina / velosiped / ezdit / medlenno

5. povar / mama / gotovit / vkusn

6. ptitsy / ryby / poiut / gromko

7. futbolist / shakhmatist / igraet / agressivno

8. koala / obez'iana / dvigaetsia / energichno

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