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A comparison can be created using adjectives or adverbs. The basic construction of comparison  sentences is the same for both. Comparisons with adjectives The sentence structure for a superiority comparison using an adjective looks like this:  Subject + linking verb +  más  + adjective +  que  + noun (or pronoun)  Marla es más interesante que Rosa.   Marla is more interesting than Rosa. The expression “more interesting” sounds idiomatically correct because interesting is a long  adjective. Be aware that in English a shorter adjective will be written with a suffix –  er  to indicate  comparisons. It sounds better to say “taller” than “more tall” because “tall” is such a short adjective.  In Spanish, it doesn't matter how long or short the adjective is, the expression “more …” is always  used, except in the few instances when a comparative word is more appropriate, such as 
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Unformatted text preview: mejor (better) or peor (worse), for example. • Victoria es más alta que Samuel. Victoria is taller (more tall) than Samuel. • Victoria es más inteligente que Sara. Victoria is more intelligent than Sara. The sentence structure of an inferiority comparison using an adjective looks like this: • Subject + linking verb + menos + adjective + que + noun (or pronoun) Martín es menos guapo que Gonzalo. Martín is less attractive than Gonzalo. • Martina es menos loca que Diego. Martina is less crazy than Diego. In the preceding examples, notice that when the two people or things being compared are of different genders, the adjective must match the gender of the subject of the sentence....
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This note was uploaded on 11/06/2011 for the course SPAN 101 taught by Professor Oliveros during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.

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