Comparative forms of adverbs

Comparative Adverbs

We use comparative forms when we are comparing more than one thing. There are two levels of comparison: the comparative and the superlative.

Marie court aussi vite que Chloé.

Claire court plus vite que Marie.

Claire court le plus vite.

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Comparative

The comparative is the first level of comparison. We construct the comparative by using aussi … que (as … as), plus … que (more than) or moins … que (less than).

Example:
Claire court plus vite que Marie.Claire runs faster than Marie.
Marie court aussi vite que Chloé.Marie runs as fast as Chloé.

Superlative

The superlative is the highest form of comparison. We construct the comparative by using le plus … or le moins …

Example:
Claire court le plus vite.Claire runs the fastest.

Exceptions in Comparative Forms

However, there are a few exceptions:

basic formcomparativesuperlative
bien mieux/aussi bien/moins bien le mieux/le moins bien
mal plus mal/aussi mal/moins mal le plus mal/le moins mal
beaucoup plus/autant/moins le plus
peu moins/autant/plus le moins