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Adjective Graduation

 

French adjective are graduated with “plus” / “moins”.


Positive

grand

Comparative

plus / moins grand(e)

Superlative

le / la plus / moins grand(e)

Example in the sentence:

 

Example

English

Positive

Il est grand.
Il est aussi grand que moi.

He is tall.
He is as tall as me.

Comparative

Il est plus grand que moi.
Il est moins grand que moi.

He is taller than me.
He is less taller than me.

Superlative

Il est le plus grand.
Elle est la moins grande.

He is the tallest.
She is the least tallest.

Graduation - Irregular Forms

Positive

Comparative

Superlative

English

bon, bonne

meilleur(e)

le / la meilleur(e)

good, better, best

mauvais(e)

pire

le / la pire

bad, worse, worst

Conjunctions / Connectors of the graduation

The following conjunctions / connectors help you to express the graduation of an adjective:
- comme (as)
- aussi ... que (as ... as)
- plus ... que (more ... than)
- moins ... que (less ... than)

Examples:


French

English

Il est bête comme les pieds.
Elle est belle comme une rose.

She is as stupid as the feet.
She is as beautiful as a rose.

Elle est aussi grande que sa copine.

She is as tall as her friend.

Il est plus aîné que son frère.

He is older than his brother.

Cette solution est moins intelligente que l’autre.

This solution is less intelligent than the other one.

 

 

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