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Comparisons with adverbs Remember, adverbs use the feminine form of the adjective whenever possible  perezosa mente)  When there is no feminine form, the adjective just takes on the suffix  –mente.  Look at the examples  following each formula to see how to create comparisons between adverbs.  Subject + verb +  m á s  + adverb +  que  + noun (or pronoun)  Beti estudia m á s diligentemente que Carmen.   Beti studies more diligently than Carmen. Lolita trabaja m á s perezosamente que Berto.   Lolita works more lazily than Berto. Subject + verb +  menos  + adverb +  que  + noun (or pronoun)  Lola se viste menos elegantemente que Daniela.
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Unformatted text preview: Lola dresses less elegantly than Daniela. • Mercedes escribe menos cuidadosamente que su hermano. Mercedes writes less carefully than her brother. When the comparison (more than, less than) results in a number following the más que or menos que, then que changes to de unless the sentence is negative, as shown in these examples: • Tengo más de veinte dólares. I have more than twenty dollars. • Cuesta menos de veinte dólares. It costs less than twenty dollars. • No tengo más que diez dólares. I don't have more than ten dollars. (I have only ten dollars.)...
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