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How to use Comparative and superlative in French

Use: The comparative is used to compare two things, while the superlative indicates an absolute (the best, the worst etc…). The system is quite similar to that of English.

For an adjective:

A est plus (adjectif) que B
A est moins (adjectif) que B
B est aussi (adjectif) que B

Exemple:
Tom est plus grand que Jean
Jean est moins grand que Tom
Jean est aussi grand que Julie

For a noun

A a plus de (nom) que B
A a moins de (nom) que B
A a autant de (nom) que B

Exemple:
Tom a plus d’argent que Julie
Julie a moins d’argent que Tom
Julie a autant d’argent que Jean

For a Verb

A (verbe) plus que B
A (verbe) moins que B
A (verbe) autant que B

Exemple:
Tom mange plus que Julie
Julie mange moins que Jean
Jean mange autant que Tom

The superlative

It is formed in the same way as the comparative by adding “le” “la” or “les” before the words “more” or “less”.

Adjective


Tom est le plus grand

Noun


Tom a le plus d’argent

Verb


Jean parle le plus

Irregular:

There are two irregular adjectives: “bon” et “bien”

Bien” becomes “meilleur
Bon” becomes “mieux

Exemple:

Bien
Jean est meilleur au tennis que Tom

Bon
Star wars 3 est mieux que Star wars 7


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