Adjective and Adverb Use


Both regular and irregular forms of modifier comparisons are reviewed. Students learn about some modifier problems including double comparisons and double negatives. Problems with modifier placement are also examined, with attention given to misplaced, two-way, and dangling modifiers as well as split infinitives. 

What you can expect to learn

  • Choose the correct comparative and superlative forms of adjectives and adverbs, including irregular forms.
  • Recognize an absolute comparative or superlative form. 
  • Avoid the use of double comparisons and double negatives. 
  • Distinguish between adverbs and predicate adjectives. 
  • Identify and correct misplaced, two-way, and dangling modifiers as well as modifiers that split infinitives. 
Activity List
  • Showing Comparison with Modifiers
  • Problems with Modifiers
  • Placement of Modifiers