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7.1 © and ® 2012 Vista Higher Learning, Inc. 7.1-1 The comparative and superlative of adjectives and adverbs —...ce concentré de tout ce que l’être humain.

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1 7.1 © and ® 2012 Vista Higher Learning, Inc. 7.1-1 The comparative and superlative of adjectives and adverbs —...ce concentré de tout ce que l’être humain pouvait créer de plus formidable.

2 7.1 © and ® 2012 Vista Higher Learning, Inc. 7.1-2 Adjectives To make comparisons between people or things, place plus (more), moins (less), or aussi (as) before the adjective, and que (than or as) after it. The comparative and superlative of adjectives and adverbs Cette invention est plus innovante que la précédente. This invention is more innovative than the previous one. Les planètes Uranus et Neptune sont moins lumineuses que les étoiles. The planets Uranus and Neptune are less bright than stars. Ce moteur de recherche est aussi efficace que celui-là. This search engine is as efficient as that one.

3 7.1 © and ® 2012 Vista Higher Learning, Inc. 7.1-3 ATTENTION! Remember that que becomes qu’ before a vowel sound. Caroline est plus jeune qu’Ousmane. The comparative and superlative of adjectives and adverbs

4 7.1 © and ® 2012 Vista Higher Learning, Inc. 7.1-4 Form the superlative by using the appropriate definite article along with the comparative form. C’est l’ordinateur le plus rapide de la faculté de médecine. It is the fastest computer in the medical school. C’est elle qui a proposé la théorie la plus révolutionnaire. She proposed the most revolutionary theory. The comparative and superlative of adjectives and adverbs

5 7.1 © and ® 2012 Vista Higher Learning, Inc. 7.1-5 The preposition de following the superlative means in or of. Voici la meilleure invention du monde. The comparative and superlative of adjectives and adverbs

6 7.1 © and ® 2012 Vista Higher Learning, Inc. 7.1-6 When using the superlative of an adjective that precedes the noun it modifies, the superlative form also precedes the noun as well. Vous travaillez sur le plus petit ordinateur de la fac. You’re working on the smallest computer on campus. As-tu visité les plus beaux monuments de la ville? Did you visit the most beautiful monuments in town? The comparative and superlative of adjectives and adverbs

7 7.1 © and ® 2012 Vista Higher Learning, Inc. 7.1-7 The adjectives bon and mauvais have irregular comparative and superlative forms. AdjectiveComparativeSuperlative bon(ne)(s) good mauvais(e)(s) bad meilleur(e)(s) better pire(s) or plus mauvais(e)(s) worse le/la/les meilleur(e)(s) the best le/la/les pire(s) or le/la/les plus mauvais(e)(s) the worst The comparative and superlative of adjectives and adverbs

8 7.1 © and ® 2012 Vista Higher Learning, Inc. 7.1-8 Djamel a acheté un télescope de meilleure qualité. Djamel bought a better quality telescope. Charlotte a écrit le plus mauvais discours de la classe. Charlotte wrote the worst speech in the class. The comparative and superlative of adjectives and adverbs

9 7.1 © and ® 2012 Vista Higher Learning, Inc. 7.1-9 Adverbs When comparing adverbs, place plus, moins, or aussi before the adverb and que after it. Romane surfe sur le web plus rapidement qu’Émilie. Romane surfs the Web faster than Émilie. Ce moteur de recherche va moins vite que l’autre. This search engine works less quickly than the other one. The comparative and superlative of adjectives and adverbs

10 7.1 © and ® 2012 Vista Higher Learning, Inc. 7.1-10 Because adverbs are invariable, the definite article used in the superlative is always le. C’est Laure et moi qui travaillons le plus sérieusement. Laure and I work the most seriously. C’est mon frère qui conduit le moins patiemment. My brother drives the least patiently. The comparative and superlative of adjectives and adverbs

11 7.1 © and ® 2012 Vista Higher Learning, Inc. 7.1-11 The adverbs bien and mal have irregular comparative and superlative forms. AdverbComparativeSuperlative bien well mal badly mieux better plus mal or pis (seldom used) worse le mieux the best le plus mal or le pis (seldom used) the worst The comparative and superlative of adjectives and adverbs Cet outil-ci marche mieux que celui-là. This tool works better than that one. C’est cet outil-là qui marche le plus mal. That tool works the worst.

12 7.1 © and ® 2012 Vista Higher Learning, Inc. 7.1-12 ATTENTION! Be careful not to confuse the adjectives bon (good) and mauvais (bad) with the adverbs bien (well) and mal (badly). La chanson est bonne/mauvaise. The song is good/bad. Elle chante bien/mal. She sings well/badly. The comparative and superlative of adjectives and adverbs

13 7.1 © and ® 2012 Vista Higher Learning, Inc. 7.1-13 C’est Léonie qui joue le mieux du violon. The comparative and superlative of adjectives and adverbs


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