is pire only for adjectives?

FelixB2Kwiziq community member

is pire only for adjectives?

is pire only for adjectives and not for adverbs? eg is it correct to say "je danse le plus mal", but wrong to say "je danse le pire"? thanks!

Asked 3 months ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Felix,

In the examples above, "pire" and "mal" are both adverbs as they refer to an action (mal) and a general statement (pire).

Je danse plus mal que toi = I dance worse than you

Je danse le plus mal = I dance the worst

Je danse pire que Marie = I dance worse than Marie

If "pire" is an adjective, then it would be qualifying someone or something (see example below):

Je suis mauvais danseur mais tu es encore pire (plus mauvais) que moi = I am a bad dancer but you are even worse than I 

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

is pire only for adjectives?

is pire only for adjectives and not for adverbs? eg is it correct to say "je danse le plus mal", but wrong to say "je danse le pire"? thanks!

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