Most adverbs can be compared just like adjectives in the following way:

interestingly – more interestingly – the most interestingly

beautifully – more beautifully – the most beautifully

However, there are irregular adverbs which cannot be formed in the usual way:

early – early

late – late

fast – fast

hard – hard

This group has fewer adverbs than the regular group.

You might ask how these adverbs are formed. Well, they follow the same way as adjectives are compared:

early – earlier – the earliest

late – later- the latest

fast – faster – the fastest

hard – harder – the hardest


Numerical adjectives refer to mathematical dimensions and parameters. They are used to describe the type of measurable feature of a certain object from different aspects. These adjectives are the following:

old, high, long, tall, thick, wide – and they are followed by a certain parameter:

The castle is 1000 years OLD

The mountain is 1400 meters TALL

The river is 300 meters WIDE

They can also be used in questions with the question word HOW:

How wide is this river?

How tall is this building?

How thick is this wall?

Which are answered by a measurement.

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