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Title: Comparatives/ Superlatives


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Comparatives/ Superlatives
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Comparative Forms
They are used to compare two things they can
demonstrate
superiority
inferiority
equality
They may focus on nouns, adjectives, or adverbs
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Exercise Make three sentences in English using
comparatives showing superiority, inferiority and
equality.
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Comparatives and Adjectives
Comparatives adjectives work according to the
following model. Dont forget the adjectival
agreement with the principal noun of the sentence
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Jean est
plus
grand
que
Catherine.
Philippe est
moins
grand
que
Jean.
Carla est
aussi
grande
que
Jean.
Two adjectives have irregular comparative forms
bon? meilleur
mauvais ? pire
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M.Ducellier is not keen on the changes that have
been taken place during his lifetime. Complete
the sentences below using plus que or moins que
1. La vie était ___ dure ___ quand jétais jeune
parce quon était ___ pauvre. 2. Autrefois les
rues étaient ____ encombrées ___ aujourdhui.
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3. On était ___ pressé on avait le temps de
parler plus longtemps. 4. A cette époque, les
gens étaient ____ sociables et décontractés ils
étaient _____ et _____ tendus. 5. Le marché du
samedi était _____ animé _____ maintenant.
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Comparatives and Adverbs
Comparative adverbs apply the same rule as the
comparative adjectives. There are also two
irregular forms to remember
mal ? pis
bien ? mieux
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Les étudiants travaillent
plus
vite
que
le professeur.
Ce monsieur parle
moins
bien
qu
un étudiant.
Paul travaille
aussi
lentement
que
Pierre.
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Translate the following sentences in French,
using the vocabulary in the boxes
You must drive more slowly and less aggressively.
et Il plus moins conduire lentement agressivement
faut
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Its Pierre who drives the fastest but its his
sister who drives the best.
le plus le mieux mais Cest qui
rapidement cest conduit conduit qui sa
sœur Pierre
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Comparatives and Nouns
For the comparatives of nouns, we follow the same
process however, instead of simply having plus
que, moins que or aussi que we have
plus de que
moins de que
autant de que
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Jai
plus de
travail
que
toi.
Il a
moins de
devoirs
que
nous.
Elle a
autant de
talent
que
lui.
Your turn! Create a sentence for each structure
in English and ask a partner to translate them in
French.
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