Degrees of comparison

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Adverbs do not have a comparative and a superlative form. There are only very few adverbs that form degrees of comparison.

 

Adverbs oft and wohl form the comparative and the superlative in two ways.

 

positive
comparative
superlative
oft
öfter
am öftesten
häufiger
am häufigsten

 

positive
comparative
superlative
wohl
wohler
am wohlsten
besser
am besten

 

 

Adverbs gern, bald and sehr also form all degrees of comparison.

 

positive
comparative
superlative
gern
lieber
am liebsten
bald
eher
am ehesten
sehr
mehr
am meisten

 

 

Some adverbs, that do not form the degrees of comparison, can form the comparative with the words mehr or weiter and the superlative with the words am meisten or am weitesten.

 

Examples
Er sitzt weiter hinten.
Wer liegt am weitesten hinten?