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Title: Superlative Forms of Adjectives


1
Making Comparisons
  • Superlative Forms of Adjectives

2
English Superlative
  • To make statements that compare one item to many
    others in its category, the superlative form of
    the adjective is used.
  • The English superlative is composed of the most
    or the least adejective or the adjective the
    ending est.
  • This is the largest mall in the state

3
Spanish Superlative
  • A. In Spanish the superlative of an adjective is
    formed using thge following construction
  • más
  • DEFINITE ARTICLE (NOUN) ADJECTIVE de
  • menos
  • Antonio compró la cadena de oro más cara de la
    joyería.
  • Antonio bought the most expensive gold chain in
    the jewelry store.
  • Note that in these superlative construction de
    in.

4
Mejor Peor
  • B. In superlative constructions the irregular
    form mejor and peor usually precede the noun.
  • Tienen los mejores precios del pueblo.
  • They have the best prices in town.
  • The irregular forms mayor and menor follow the
    noun.
  • Carolina es la hija mayor de la familia.
  • Carolina is the oldest daughter in the family.

5
With verb SER
  • C. After forms of ser the noun is frequently
    omitted from superlatives constructions.
  • Esta zapatería es la más grande de Quito, pero
    aquella es la mejor.
  • This shoes store is the largest in Quito, but
    that one is the best.

6
Exercises
  • Go to page 250. Exercises 7-10, 7-11, 7- 12
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