Superlatives A superlative is the maximum level of the adjective. In English, a superlative is created with a definite article in front of an adjective, and the suffix – est is attached to the end of it. The tallest, the prettiest, or the smartest can be qualified by a prepositional phrase “in the class” or “at the party.” This is done in Spanish with a formula very similar to comparisons, except the definite article (el, los, la, las) precedes the más or menos , and de or en are used instead of que . Superlatives only work with adjectives, not adverbs. The formula for creating a superlative expression is as follows: • Subject + linking verb + definite article + más +adjective + de + rest of sentence. Eva es la más alta de la escuela. Eva is the tallest in the school. • Ignacio y Mateo son los más guapos de todos.
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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.