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1.4 French: Comparatives & Superlatives

Comparatives: a comparison

When writing a sentence using comparatives ; for example, you have to keep in mind that you are comparing two objects. By using plus, moins, or aussi you are Alaska est plus grand que Wisconsin letting the reader know that you are saying Alaska is bigger than... or Alaska is smaller than… or Alaska is the same as

*** Remember that if the noun/subject is female, than you must add an “e” to the end of your adjective; for example #1. Also, if there is more than one person you have to have the subject and adjective agree by adding “es” or “s”; for example #3.***
Examples:

  1. Isabelle est plus grande que Luice.
  2. Cecile est moins âgée que Natalie.
  3. Noelle et Natalie et Delphine sont plus âgées que les autres.
  • plus: more
  • moins: less
  • aussi: same as,as ___ as

Superlatives: the best, the worst, and the least

When writing a sentence with superlatives you are saying something is the best above all or the worst out of all; for example, Bradley Center est le plus grande dans à Milwaukee.  You must make sure to include le, la, or les before the plusmoins. or etc.

*** Remember that if the noun/subject is female, than you must add and “e” to the end of your adjective; for example #1 at the top. Also, if there is more than one person you have to have the subject and adjective agree by adding “es” or “s”; for example #3 at the top.”es” for feminine plural and “s” for masculine plural.***

Examples:

  1. Noelle est la plus âgée de la classe
  2. Monique est la plus athlétique de la classe.
  3. Mlle. Kopke est la plus petite de la classe.
  • meilleur: the best (comes from bon)
  • mieux: the best
  • pis: the worst

Worksheet(s):

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