L12: ADVERBIAL PHRASES: PART 2 – THE RELATIVE SUPERLATIVE

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L12: ADVERBIAL PHRASES: PART 2 – THE RELATIVE SUPERLATIVE

Postby Peter » Tue May 21, 2013 12:29 pm

L12: ADVERBIAL PHRASES: PART 2 – THE RELATIVE SUPERLATIVE
(Frasi avverbiali: Seconda parte – Il Superlativo Relativo)


In Part 1 of this Lesson we looked at the Comparative form of adverbial phrases. Here we look at the Relative Superlative form.


Relative Superlative

For the relative superlative of adverbial phrases you use il più (most) or il meno (least) just as you do when using the relative superlative of adverbs of manner. However, note that in phrases that use a noun the definite article must agree in gender with the noun.

Examples:

Of all the workers, Andrea applies himself the most diligently
Di tutti gli operai, Andrea si impegna con grandissima diligenza

Although John and Frederick are very calm people, it is Laurence who behaves the most calmly under pressure
Sebbene Giovanni e Federico siano persone molte calme, è Lorenzo che, sotto pressione, si comporta con il più calmo
è Lorenzo che, sotto pressione, si comporta con più calma
In the interviews, Lorenza came across the most impressively
Durant le interviste, Lorenza è stata quella che ha impressionato di più

Although he is a better driver than his brothers, there are times when he drives the least carefully
Sebbene come autista sia migliore dei suoi fratelli, a volte guida meno prudentemente

Of all the boys in his class David takes part in sport the least enthusiastically
Di tutti i ragazzi della sua classe Davide fa sport con meno entusiasmo

Robert is one of those who look on life the least philosophically
Roberto è uno di quelli che guarda alla vita meno filosoficamente
Last edited by calum on Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:38 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Corrections suggested by a native speaker (DT)

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