What is a ‘naturally comparative’ adjective?

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Kwiziq community member

12 March 2018

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What is a ‘naturally comparative’ adjective?

This question relates to:
French lesson "Supérieur à, inférieur à, intérieur à, extérieur à (irregular comparatives)"


Kwiziq community member

13 March 2018


The usual way you form a comparative is with "plus" or "moins".

Il est plus âgé qu'elle. -- He is older than her.
Marie parle le français moins couramment que moi. -- Marie speaks French less fluently than me.

Here is a link to the corresponding lesson: Making comparisons with adjectives: plus... que, aussi... que, moins... que

-- Chris (not a native speaker).


Kwiziq language super star

29 June 2018


Hi Stuart, 

I think what is meant is that 'supérieur' and 'inférieur' are comparative in themselves, so you would not say 'plus supérieur/inférieur à' , as with normal comparisons highlighted by Chris .

The important bit is that you use 'à' afterwards and not 'que'.

Hope this helps!

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