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1 Comparisons Sentences of equality or inequality

2 In all the comparison phrases, the adjective, adverb or noun goes between the words. (If it is an adjective, it will agree in number and gender with the subject of the comparison).

3 Yo tengo más dinero que ella. Mari es menos tímida que Lupe. Jorge y tú quieren pollo tan mucho como el bistec.

4 When making comparisons, más … que is used to say more than:

5 Soy más baja que el profesor. I am shorter than the teacher.

6 Alberto es más inteligente que su hermana. Albert is more intelligent than his sister.

7 When comparing a noun, más … que can also be used:

8 Ella tiene más zapatos que yo. She has more shoes than me.

9 Menos … que is used to say less than.

10 Mi perro es menos feo que tu perro. My dog is less ugly than your dog.

11 Ellos son menos atléticos que nosotros. They are less athletic than us.

12 When comparing a noun, menos … que can also be used:

13 Mi profesor califica menos examenes que tu profesora. My teacher grades less exams than your teacher.

14 To say objects are equal, tan … como is used (if what is being compared is a trait, not a noun):

15 El carro es tan rápido como un tren. The car is as fast as a train.

16 Nuestra escuela es tan aburrida como la escuela de nuestro primo. Our school is as boring as our cousins school.

17 If what is being compared is a noun, tanto … como is used instead. Tanto has four forms (tanto, tanta, tsntos, tantas) because it agrees in number and gender with the object compared.

18 Escribo tantos papeles como escribes. I write as many papers as you write.

19 Hay tantas chicas como chicos a la fiesta. There are as many girls as boys at the party.

20 There are additional phrases you can use to make comparisons. These words are MEJOR (better), PEOR (worse), MAYOR (older) and MENOR (younger).

21 Mi chaqueta es mejor que tu chaqueta. My jacket is better than your jacket.

22 Fremont es peor que Shepherd. Fremont is worse than Shepherd.

23 Try to practice on your own: My father is older than my mother. Mi padre es _____ _____ mi madre.

24 We will study Spanish as much as you will. Vamos a estudiar español _____ _____ _____ vas a estudiar.

25 Keep going! A dog runs faster than a cat Un perro corre _____ _____ _____ un gato.

26 The movie was worse than the book. La película fue _____ _____ el libro.

27 How did you do? Mi padre es mayor que mi madre. Vamos a estudiar español tan mucho como vas a estudiar. Un perro corre más rápido que un gato. La película fue peor que el libro.


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