Comparison of adverbs in English
The table below shows the way we create comparative and superlative forms of adverbs in English.
|Same form as adjective:||fast||faster||fastest|
|-ly adverbs of manner||easily||more easily||most easily|
|briefly||more/less briefly||most/least briefly|
|clearly||more/less clearly||most/least clearly|
|quickly||more/less quickly||most/least quickly|
|Some adverbs of frequency||rarely||more rarely||most rarely|
|seldom||more seldom||most seldom|
oftener (less common)
Latest and last can be adjectives.
I have bought the latest CD of Coldplay. (i.e. most recent)
I bought the last CD of Whitney Huston. (i.e. final)
Normally only last is used as an adverb.
That was a difficult question, so I answered it last.
It last snowed six months ago. (= The last time it snowed was ...)
Farther and further can be both used to refer to distance.
He drove then miles farther/further than necessary.
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