La comparaison

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La comparaison

To make a comparison between adjectives and adverbs, we use plus, moins, aussi ... que (more than / less than / as [big] as).
Superiority (+)
Julio est plus drôle qu’Antonio ; Je fais du vélo plus souvent que toi.
Julio is funnier (more funny) than Antonio; I cycle more often than you.
Inferiority (-)
Julio est moins drôle qu’Antonio ; Je fais du vélo moins souvent que toi.
Julio is less funny than Antonio; I cycle less often than you.
Equality (=)
Julio est aussi drôle qu’Antonio ; Je fais du vélo aussi souvent que toi.
Julio is as funny as Antonio; I cycle as often as you.

To make a comparison between nouns or verbs, we use plus, moins, autant (de) ... que (more than / less than / as much/many as).
•  With nouns:
Superiority (+)
J’ai plus d’amis que toi.
I have more friends than you.
Inferiority (-)
J’ai moins d’amis que toi.
I have fewer friends than you.
Equality (=)
J’ai autant d’amis que toi.
I have as many friends as you.

•  With verbs:
Superiority (+)
Je travaille plus que toi.
I work more than you.
Inferiority (-)
Je travaille moins que toi.
I work less than you.
Equality (=)
Je travaille autant que toi.
I work as much as you.


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