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1 Comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs
2 What 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
3 When 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.
4 Comparative 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
5 Two 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
6 Comparative 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
7 Two 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
8 superlative 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
9 Two 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’)
10 superlative 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.
11 Two key irregular superlative adverbs: the best = le mieuxthe worst = le pirePeter reads the best/the worstPeter lit le mieux/ le pire