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