Spanish Comparisons of Inequality  

Grammar Making Comparisons Comparisons of Inequality
Overview

Two types of comparisons can be made. We can say that things are equal, for example:
Girls are as playful as boys.
Or, we can say that things are unequal, for example:
Girls are smarter than boys.
In this lesson, we will discuss things which are are unequal. This is referred to as "inequality ".

To make comparisons of inequality, we use the formula:
más, menos + adjective/adverb + que

Let's look at some example sentences:

Esta motocicleta es más bonita que la roja.
This motorcycle is prettier than the red one.

Mamá es menos obesa que mi abuela.
Mom is less obese than grandma.

Verbs may be used to make comparisons:
Usted viaja más que él.
You travel more than he does.
El autocar tarda tanto como el tren.
The bus takes as long as the train does.


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