• French grammar
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  • 1 French alphabet
  • 2 French pronunciation and phonetics [0/7]
  • 3 Nature and function of French words [0/23]
  • Multiple choice exercise about the nature of French words (Score -/-)Free
  • Multiple choice questions about the function of French words (Score -/-)Free
  • 3.1 The subject in French [0/3]
  • 3.2 The apostrophe and apposition in French [0/2]
  • 3.3 The complement object in French [0/12]
  • 3.4 The circumstancial complement in French [0/2]
  • 3.5 The agent complement in French [0/2]
  • 4 French articles [0/9]
  • 5 French nouns [0/13]
  • 6 French pronouns [0/20]
  • Multiple choice questions about the pronouns in French (Score -/-)Free
  • 6.1 French personal pronouns - je, tu, il [0/3]
  • 6.2 French possessive pronouns - le mien, le tien [0/2]
  • 6.3 French reflexive pronouns - me, te, se [0/2]
  • 6.4 French demonstrative pronouns - celui, celle, ceux [0/2]
  • 6.5 French relative pronouns - qui, que, qu' [0/4]
  • 6.6 French indefinite pronouns - tout, chacun [0/2]
  • 6.7 French interrogative pronouns - qui, que, lequel [0/2]
  • 6.8 French adverbial pronouns - en, y [0/2]
  • 7 French adjectives [0/17]
  • Multiple choice questions about the epithet, attribute in French (Score -/-)Free
  • 7.1 Endings of regular and irregular French adjectives [0/3]
  • 7.2 Comparative and superlative of French adjectives [0/3]
  • 7.3 Placement of French adjectives [0/2]
  • 7.4 French possessive adjectives - mon, ton, son [0/4]
  • 7.5 French demonstrative adjectives - ce, cette [0/2]
  • 7.6 French indefinite adjectives - toutes, quelques [0/2]
  • 8 French adverbs [0/18]
  • Drag and drop exercise about the adverbs (Score -/-)Free
  • Fill in the blank exercise about the regular form of the adverbs (Score -/-)Free
  • Fill in the blank exercise about the irregular adverbs (Score -/-)Free
  • 8.1 Adverbs of place in French [0/2]
  • 8.2 Adverbs of time in French [0/2]
  • 8.3 Adverbs of manner in French [0/2]
  • 8.4 Adverbs of quantity in French [0/2]
  • 8.5 Adverbs of reason in French [0/2]
  • 8.6 Placement of adverbs in French [0/2]
  • 8.7 Comparative of French adverbs [0/2]
  • 8.8 Difference adjectives and adverbs in French [0/1]
  • 9 French prepositions [0/10]
  • 10 French verbs [0/135]
  • 10.1 Tenses and moods in French [0/63]
  • 10.1.1 Indicative in French [0/26]
  • 10.1.1.1 Present tense in French [0/2]
  • 10.1.1.2 Past tenses in French [0/13]
  • 10.1.1.3 Future tenses in French [0/11]
  • 10.1.2 Subjunctive in French (le Subjonctif) [0/11]
  • 10.1.3 Conditional in French (le conditionnel) [0/10]
  • 10.1.4 Imperative in French [0/3]
  • 10.1.5 Infinitive in French [0/4]
  • 10.1.6 Gerund in French [0/2]
  • 10.1.7 Present participle in French [0/3]
  • 10.1.8 Past participle in French [0/4]
  • 10.2 French auxiliary verbs (avoir, être) [0/11]
  • 10.3 Modal verbs in French [0/17]
  • Fill in the blank exercise for the modal verbs in French (Score -/-)Free
  • 10.3.1 Conjugation of pouvoir (can) in French [0/4]
  • 10.3.2 Conjugation of devoir (should) in French [0/4]
  • 10.3.3 conjugation of vouloir (want) in French [0/4]
  • 10.3.4 Conjugation of savoir (to know) in French [0/4]
  • 10.4 Passive voice in French [0/4]
  • 10.5 Reflexive verbs in French [0/4]
  • 10.6 Irregular verbs in French [0/24]
  • Fill in the blanks exercise of the irregular verbs in French (Score -/-)Free
  • Fill in the blanks exercise of the irregular verbs in French II (Score -/-)Free
  • 10.6.1 Conjugation of venir (to come) in French [0/4]
  • 10.6.2 conjugation of aller (to go) in French [0/4]
  • 10.6.3 conjugation of faire (to do) in French [0/4]
  • 10.6.4 conjugation of prendre (to take) in French [0/3]
  • 10.6.5 conjugation of voir (to see) in French [0/3]
  • 10.6.6 Conjugation of partir (to leave) in French [0/4]
  • 10.7 Regular verbs in French [0/8]
  • 10.8 Reported Speech in French [0/4]
  • 11 French sentence structure [0/25]
  • Multiple choice questions about the sentence structure in French (Score -/-)Free
  • 11.1 The phrases in French [0/5]
  • 11.2 The forms of phrases in French [0/7]
  • 11.3 The types of phrases in French [0/8]
  • 11.4 The propositions in French [0/4]
  • 12 French si clauses [0/3]
  • How to use the comparative with French adjectives

    Similar to the English language, adjectives in French can also be used to form the comparative. By using the comparative form you are able to do comparisons. 

    In general we differ between two regular comparative forms:

    • the Comparative (French: le comparatif de supériorité/ d'inferorité)
    • the Superlative (French: le superlatif de supérorité/ d'infériorité

    The regular comparative is formed by placing plusmoins or aussi before and que after the adjective or adverb.

    The superlative of an adjective is formed by adding the definite article le, la or les to the comparative form

    Regular Comparatives and Superlatives - plus/moins que and le plus/le moins

      Comparative/ le comparatif Superlative/le superlatif
    ...of superiority  plus dangereux que  le plus dangereux
    ...of inferiority  moins dangereux que  le moins dangereux

    enlightenedPlease note that you can use aussi...que to make a comparison of equality. Translated to English it means "as...(as)".

    • Cette robe est plus belle que l'autre. (This dress is prettier than the other.)
    • Marc est l'étudiant le plus intelligent de la classe. (Mark is the most intelligent boy in the class.)
       
    • Ce tailleur est moins cher que l'autre. (This suit is less expensive than the other.)
    • Ces peintures sont les moins intéressantes du musée. (This paintings are the least interesting in the museum.)

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    Irregular Comparatives and Superlatives - bon, mauvais, petit

    There are only a few exceptions when it comes to the irregular comparative and superlative forms. 

    The comparative forms of bon/bonne 

      Positive Comparative Superlative
    masculine  bon  meilleur  le meilleur 
    feminine  bonne  meilleure  la meilleur
    • Ce livre est meilleur que l'autre. (This book is better than the other.)
    • Ce peinture est la meilleur de toutes. (This painting is the best of all.)

    The comparative form of mauvais

      Positive Comparative Superlative
    masculine  mauvais

     plus mauvais

     pire

     le plus mauvais

     pire

    feminine  mauvaise

     plus mauvaise

     pire

     la plus mauvaise

     la pire

    enlightenedPlease note that mauvais has regular as well as irregular forms. The irregular forms can be translated with the word 'worse'.

    • Cette note est plus mauvaise que l'autre. (This grade is worse than the other.)
    • Cette note est pire que l'autre. (This grade is worse than the other.)

    The comparative form of petit

      Positive Comparative Superlative
    masculine  petit

     plus petit

     moindre

     le plus petit

     le mondre

    feminine  petite

     le plus petite

     moindre

     le plus petite

     la moindre

    enlightenedPlease note that petit has regular as well as irregular forms. The irregular forms can be translated with 'least'.

    • On n'a pas la moindre preuve contre elle. (You don't have an evidence against me..)
    • La maison est plus petite. (The house is very small.)