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Making Comparisons Superlative Forms of Adjectives English Superlative To make statements that compare one item to many others in its category, the superlative form of the adjective is used.

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making comparisons

Making Comparisons

Superlative Forms of Adjectives

english superlative
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”
spanish superlative
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.

mejor peor
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.
with verb ser
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.
exercises
Exercises
  • Go to page 250. Exercises 7-10, 7-11, 7- 12