The Comparative: Comparing Two Elements

To form the comparative, place plus, moins, or aussi in front of the adjective and que after the adjective.

plus…que : more…than
moins…que : less…than
aussi…que : as…as

The adjective has to agree in gender and number with the first of the two nouns or pronouns used in the comparison.

Ex: Ces cafes sont plus interessants que les autres: the adjective is plural because the the first noun; cafes is plural.

The adjective bon(ne)(good) has the irregular comparitive form meilleur(e) (better).

When comparing amounts or quatities and a noun is proceded, the comparitive forms change to plus de (more than), moins de (less than) and autant de (as much as).


The Superlative (highest degree of comparison)

The format for the superlative of adjectives is first to place the definite article (la, le, les…) and plus or moins before the adjective and de after the adjective.

Ex: Elle est la moins Intelligente de la classe.

Remember that when a noun is included in the superlative, the adjective is placed in its normal position and shows agreement. You must remember which adjectives precede the noun and which adjectives follow the noun.

Ex: C'est le plus bel étudiant de la classe. —-> Adj. (bel) precedes the noun (étudiant).

C'est le livre le moins intéressant de tous.—-> Adj. (intéressant) follows the noun (livre).