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Il Comparativo

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What three types exist? -il Comparativo di maggioranza (more than) -il Comparativo di minoranza (less than, fewer than) -il Comparativo di uguaglianza (equal to, as...as)
How are Comparisons of inequality expressed? -più ...di/ più ...che (more than) -meno...di/ meno...che (less than, fewer than)
When is più...di and meno...di used? (Hint: 5 answers) First one? a) comparing people/things in terms of quality (adjective) or possession/attribute (noun) (exemple: La California è più grande dell'Italia). (exemple: La Danimarca ha meno abitanti dell'Italia).
Second use? b) When one noun is attributed to two or more people/things. (exemple: Hanno più giorni di festa di noi).
Third Use? c) with stressed pronouns. (exemple: Maurizio beve più caffè di me).
Fourth use? d) before quanto and quel che. Quanto is followed by indicative/subjunctive Quel che is followed by the subjunctive. (exemple: Gli italiani mangiano più hamburger di quanto pensassi). (exemple: Lucio Dalla fa meno concerti di quel che pensiate).
Fifth Use? e) before a number. (exemple: Teresa ha più di quattro amici italiani).
How do you use più...che and meno...che? (Hint: 3 different uses) First one? a) when comparing qualities (adjectives) or attributes (nouns) of a single petson, place, thing. (exemple: Grazia è più intelligente che ricca!)
Second Use? b) before an infinitive (exemple: È più economico comprare che affittare un telefonino).
Third use? c) before a preposition + noun or stressed pronoun. (exemple: È stato più divertente per Anna che per me).
How are Comparisons of equality expressed? -(così)...come. -(tanto)...quanto. in both terms, you can omit the first part.
How do you use così...come? adjectives, verbs, adverbs, pronouns, when comparing people/things. It is invariable. (exemple-adjective: Roma è (così) grande come Sydney?) (exemple-adverb: Gli americani si vestono (così) bene come gli italiani?)
How do you use tanto...quanto? Also used with adjectives, verbs, adverbs, pronouns. (exemple-adjective: Quel film era (tanto) brutto quanto pensavamo). (exemple-adverb: Cucina (tanto) bene quanto uno chef). (exemple-verb: Gli italiani viaggiano (tanto) quanto gli americani?)
What is the difference in (così)...come and (tanto)...quanto? tanto... quanto can also be used to with nouns. When it does though, it agrees in gender and number with the noun it modifies. (exemple: Gli italiani comprano tanti televisori quanti telefonini?)
Created by: jessi3996