When we compare what two things or people do we look at what makes one different from the other.

Adverbs of comparison are used to show what one thing does better or worse than the other.

When an adverb ends in -ly, more is put in front of the adverb.

For example:-

  • "After her poor test results, Jill did her homework more frequently."

The rule for forming the comparative of an adverb is if it has the same form as an adjective add the suffix -er to the end.

For example:-

  • "Jack did his homework faster."

The following irregular adverbs are exceptions to this rule:

  • 'well' becomes 'better'
  • 'badly' becomes 'worse'
  • 'little' becomes 'less'

For example:-

  • "Jill's test results were better."
  • "Jack's test results were worse."
  • "To lose weight you need to eat less."

!Note - When comparing things you need to put than between the adverb and what is being compared.

For example:-

  • "Jack did his homework faster than Jill."
  • "Jill did her homework more frequently than Jack."