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1Comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs
2What is an adjective? adjective= a word which describes a noun example in english = tall example in french =grand what is an adverb? Adverb = a word which describes a verb example in english = often example in french = souvent
3When we say ‘comparative,’ what do we mean When we say ‘comparative,’ what do we mean? > We are comparing something or something, saying it is bigger, smaller, fatter, thinner, than someone or something else. When we say ‘superlative.’ what do we mean? > we are saying something or someone is the biggest, the smallest, the fattest, the thinnest etc. out of a selection of people or things.
4Comparative adjectives Comparing people or things == more/ less/ as + adjective + than/asplus/ moins/ aussi + adjective + queKatie is taller than ClaireKatie est plus grande que ClaireTom is as happy as TimTom est aussi content que Tim
5Two key irregular comparative adjectives: better = meilleur(e)(s) + queworse = pire(s) + quePears are better than applesLes poires sont meilleures que les pommesHoney is worse than jamLe miel est pire que la confiture
6Comparative adverbs Comparing actions = Katie works faster than Claire = more/ less/ as/ as much as + adverb + than/asplus/ moins/ aussi/ autant + adverb + queKatie works faster than ClaireKatie travaille plus vite que ClaireTom swims slower than TimTom nage plus lentement que TimTom likes swimming as much as TimTom aime nager autant que Tim
7Two key irregular comparative adverbs: better = mieux + queworse = pire + queSophie draws better than NatalieSophie dessine mieux que NatalieJean-Paul writes worse than PierreJean-Paul écrit pire que Pierre
8superlative adjectives Superlative of people or things == the most/least + adjective=le, la, les + plus/moins + adjectiveKatie is the tallest in the classKatie est la plus grande dans la classeTom is the happiest in his familyTom est le plus content de sa famille
9Two key irregular superlative adjectives: the best = le/la/les + meilleur(e)(s)the worst = le/la/les + pire(s)Pears are the bestLes poires sont les meilleuresHoney is the worst thing to eatLe miel est la pire chose à manger (notice how ‘la pire’ agrees with ‘chose’ which is feminine, because you are saying it’s ‘the worst thing’)
10superlative adverbs Superlative of actions = = the most/least + adverb =le + plus/moins + adverbKatie swims the fastestKatie nage le plus viteTom cooks the slowestTom cuisine le moins vite/ plus lentementNotice how we only use ‘le’ here, because adverbs don’t change in gender or number.
11Two key irregular superlative adverbs: the best = le mieuxthe worst = le pirePeter reads the best/the worstPeter lit le mieux/ le pire