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Comparative and Superlative

The Comparative To compare things that are not equal, you use the following formula. más (more) + adjective menos (less) + adverb + que (than) + noun

To compare things that are not equal, you use the following formula.

más (more) + adjective

menos (less) + adverb + que (than)

+ noun

Examples Ella es más alta que Elena. She is taller than Elena. Él es más guapo que Brad Pitt. He is cuter than Brad Pitt. Other examples are on page 144.

Ella es más alta que Elena.

She is taller than Elena.

Él es más guapo que Brad Pitt.

He is cuter than Brad Pitt.

Other examples are on page 144.

The Superlative To say that something is “the most”, use the following formula. Definite más Article + (noun) + menos + (adjective) + de

To say that something is “the most”, use the following formula.

Definite más

Article + (noun) + menos + (adjective) + de

Examples Nosotros vimos los cuadros más bonitos de España. We saw the most beautiful paintings in Spain. Ella es la persona más inteligente del mundo. She is the most intelligent person in the world. Other examples are on page 144.

Irregular Comparative and Superlative Forms Adjective Adverb Comparative Superlative bueno bien mejor better el/la mejor malo mal peor worse el/la peor grande mayor older el/la mayor pequeño menor younger el/la menor When using mayor and menor, you are most often referring to age. Yo soy mayor que mi hermana. I am older than my sister. Mi hermana es la menor de la familia. My sister is the youngest in the family.

Adjective Adverb Comparative Superlative

bueno bien mejor better el/la mejor

malo mal peor worse el/la peor

grande mayor older el/la mayor

pequeño menor younger el/la menor

When using mayor and menor, you are most often referring to age.

Yo soy mayor que mi hermana. I am older than my sister.

Mi hermana es la menor de la familia. My sister is the youngest in the family.

Examples Ella es la mejor en su clase. She is the best in her class. Pablo es el peor en el equipo. Pablo is the worst on the team.

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