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  • COMPARATIVE &SUPERLATIVE PHRASESMAKING COMPARISONS IN FRENCH USING ADVERBS AND ADJECTIVES
  • Comparative and superlative of adverbs To make comparisons using adverbs in French you use: plus….que (more than) Je dors plus tard que mon père moins….que (less than) Il sort moins souvent que moi aussi…..que (as ….as) Mon ami joue au foot aussi bien que moi.
  • Bien The adverb bien has an irregular comparative form which is mieux: Je chante bien Je chante aussi bien que toi (as well as) Je chante moins bien que lui (less well than) Tu chantes mieux que moi (better than)**We never say “plus bien que”
  • COMPARING AMOUNTS When comparing amounts autant is used instead of aussi, and de is followed by a noun: Elle a plus de stylos que moi Elle a moins de devoirs que lui Elle a autant d’amis que toi
  • Superlative To express a superlative use the definite article le and plus, moins, or mieux: Il a le plus d’amis=He has the most friends Elle sort le moins souvent= She goes out the least often Tu chantes le mieux= You sing the best
  • COMPARATIVE OF ADJECTIVES To compare the qualities of two people or things, use the same expressions (plus…que, moins…que and aussi….que) with an adjective, making sure the adjective agrees with the first noun: Les chiens sont moins indépendants que les chats. Les filles sont plus timides que les garçons. Le cours du français est aussi facile que le cours de l’espagnol.
  • Bon The adjective bon has an irregular comparative form meilleur(e) :Paul est un meilleur étudiant que Sarah.Srah est une meilleure étudiante que Chloe.**We never say “plus bon”***
  • Practice Click on the link below to practice the comparative and superlative of adverbs and adjectives:http://wps.prenhall.com/wl_pons_pointsdedepart_1/ 92/23692/6065406.cw/index.html