Should it not be la mieux?

ShreyA1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Should it not be la mieux?

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Varsha,

You cannot say:

"Laquelle de ces  bouilloires  marchent  la mieux" ,  it is, le mieux , because of the verb 'marcher':

'le mieux' is an adverb as it modifies the verb 'marcher'.

You might say/ hear:

C'est la chanteuse la mieux payée au monde entier  = She is the best paid singer in the whole world

or 

C'est la banque la mieux représentée en Angleterre = This is the bank best represented in England

as here,  la mieux 

modifies the adjective and can agree with the noun although some purists would dispute this and say that it is better French to use 'le mieux' also in both those examples

But you will hear both...

Hope this helps!

CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Joan, 

you would say -

'.... la mienne est mieux'

ShreyA1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Thanks a lot Ma'am

Really grateful 

JoanA1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

It is difficult to differentiate between 'being' good/better/the best AND good/better/the best 'for a usage'. For example: can we say 'Ta télé est bien mais la mienne est meilleure' if we refer to the television's usage?

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