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  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 lacadena de oro máscaradela 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 superlativeconstructionsthe irregular formmejor and peorusually precede thenoun. • Tienen los mejores precios del pueblo. • Theyhavethebestprices in town. • The irregular formsmayor and menorfollowthenoun. • Carolina es la hija mayor de la familia. • Carolina istheoldestdaughter in thefamily.

  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