Interchange of Degrees of Comparison

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  • Q1

    Correct the following sentences:

    (i) You should reach ahead an hour of time.

    (ii) I didn’t understand what quite she meant.

    (iii)Your clothes are clean fairly. Rather hers are dirty.

    (iv)She hasn’t yet mended her ways.

    (v)Even tomorrow can be colder than today.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (i) You should reach an hour ahead of time.

    (ii) I didn’t quite understand what she meant.

    (iii)Your clothes are fairly clean. Hers are rather dirty.

    (iv)She hasn’t mended her ways yet.

    (v)Tomorrow can be even colder than today.

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  • Q2

    Fill in the blanks with appropriate adverbs of frequency:

    scarcely barely hardly fairly quite

    (i) Kelly’s suitcase is so heavy that she can _____ lift it.

    (ii) There were ______ hundred people in the stadium.

    (iii) Tom is _______ clever, but Jane is rather stupid.

    (iv)The fog was so dense that we could _______ see anything.

    (v)The place was ________ strange with funny people.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (i) Kelly’s suitcase is so heavy that she can hardly lift it.

    (ii) There were scarcely hundred people in the stadium.

    (iii) Tom is fair­­ly clever, but Jane is rather stupid.

    (iv) The fog was so dense that we could barely see anything.

    (v)The place was quite strange with funny people.

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  • Q3

    Place the adverbs in each of the sentences given in the brackets:

    i. The teacher wanted me to write. (neatly)

    ii. The dog barked. (ferociously)

    iii. He does any exercise. (hardly)

    iv. Max sang. (sweetly)

    v. John walks fast. (very)

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    i. The teacher wanted me to write neatly.

    ii. The dog barked ferociously.

    iii. He hardly does any exercise.

    iv. Max sang sweetly.

    v. John walks very fast.

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  • Q4

    Rearrange the words to make meaningful sentences:

    (i) Natallia /better /swims /other /children/than

    (ii) /fully /drive/ you /aware /cannot /properly/are/that I

    (iii) /foolishly/questions /all /answered/ Sam /the

    (iv) /Japan /surprising/ it /he /has /is /never /been /to /that

    (v) /the /for / stops,/ we/ set /immediately /out / the/ rain / movie / will

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (i) Natallia swims better than other children.

    (ii) You are fully aware that I cannot drive properly.

    (iii) Sam foolishly answered all the questions.

    (iv) It is surprising that he has never been to Japan.

    (v)Immediately the rain stops, we will set out for the movie.

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  • Q5

    Convert the positive forms of adverbs into superlative form in each of the sentences:
    i. Tom works hard than all his brothers.

    ii. John runs fast of all the runners in the race.
    iii. The band played jazzily.
    iv. The tiger attacked the lamb quietly.
    v. Mrs. Brown handled the matter very gracefully.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    i. Tom works the hardest than all his brothers.
    ii. John runs the fastest of all the runners in the race.
    iii. The band played the most jazzily.
    iv. The tiger attacked the lamb the most quietly.
    v. Mrs. Brown handled the matter the most gracefully.

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