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Copyright © 2008 Vista Higher Learning. All rights reserved.8.4-1 Both English and Spanish use superlatives to express the highest or lowest degree of.

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1 Copyright © 2008 Vista Higher Learning. All rights reserved Both English and Spanish use superlatives to express the highest or lowest degree of a quality.

2 Copyright © 2008 Vista Higher Learning. All rights reserved This construction is used to form superlatives. Note that the noun is always preceded by a definite article and that de is equivalent to the English in or of.

3 Copyright © 2008 Vista Higher Learning. All rights reserved The noun can be omitted if the person, place, or thing referred to is clear.

4 Copyright © 2008 Vista Higher Learning. All rights reserved ¡Atención! While más alone means more, after el, la, los or las, it means most. Likewise, menor can mean less or least. Es el café más rico del país. Its the most delicious coffee in the country. Es el menú menos caro de todos éstos. It is the least expensive menu of all of these.

5 Copyright © 2008 Vista Higher Learning. All rights reserved Here are some irregular superlative forms.

6 Copyright © 2008 Vista Higher Learning. All rights reserved The absolute superlative is equivalent to extremely, super, or very. To form the absolute superlative of most adjectives and adverbs, drop the final vowel, if there is one, and add -ísimo/a(s).

7 Copyright © 2008 Vista Higher Learning. All rights reserved Note these spelling changes.

8 Copyright © 2008 Vista Higher Learning. All rights reserved Marisa es ________________ (the most intelligent) de todas. 2.Ricardo y Tomás son _________ (the least boring) de la fiesta. 3.Miguel y Antonio son ________ (the worst) estudiantes de la clase. 4.Mi profesor de biología es _________ (the oldest) de la universidad.

9 1.Marisa es ____________ (extremely intelligent). 2.Ricardo y Tomás son ___________ (super-boring). 3.Miguel y Antonio son estudiantes _______________ (really really bad). 4.Mi profesor de biología es ________________ (very very old). Copyright © 2008 Vista Higher Learning. All rights reserved.8.4-9


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