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Definición de “comparison” en inglés

comparison

noun [C or U] (EXAMINING DIFFERENCES)    /kəmˈpær.ɪ.sən/ US  /-ˈper-/
B2 the act of comparing two or more people or things: They made a comparison of different countries' eating habits. By/In comparison with the French, the British eat far less fish.Comparing and contrasting Gramática:Comparison: adjectives (bigger, biggest, more interesting)See moreGramática:Comparative and superlative adjectivesSee moreGramática:Comparative and superlative adjectives: formSee moreGramática:Comparative adjectives: using much, a lot, far, etc.We can strengthen or emphasise a comparative adjective using words such as much, a lot, far, even or rather, or by using than ever after the adjective:See moreGramática:Comparative adjectives: using thanWe use than when we mention the second person or thing in the comparison. If the second person mentioned takes the form of a personal pronoun, we normally use the object form of the pronoun (me, you, him, her, us, them):See moreGramática:Comparative adjectives: -erand -er, more and moreTo talk about how a person or thing is changing and gaining more of a particular quality, we can use two -er form adjectives connected by and, or we can use more and more before an adjective. We don’t follow such comparisons with than:See moreGramática:Comparative adjectives: the -er, the -er and the more …, the moreIf a person or things gains more of a particular quality and this causes a parallel increase of another quality, we can repeat the + a comparative adjective:See moreGramática:Reduced forms after comparativesAfter than, we often don’t repeat subject pronouns with impersonal subjects, or auxiliary verbs with passive voice verbs:See moreGramática:Less and not as/not so with comparativesWe use less with longer adjectives (interesting, beautiful, complicated), but we don’t normally use less with short adjectives of one syllable (big, good, high, small). Instead we use not as … as …, or not so … as … Not as is more common than not so:See moreGramática:Prepositions after superlative adjectivesWe don’t normally use of before a singular name of a place or group after a superlative adjective:See moreGramática:The with superlative adjectivesWhen a superlative adjective is followed by a noun, we normally use the:See moreGramática:Other determiners with superlative adjectivesBefore a superlative adjective, we can use a possessive determiner (my, his, their), or the + a number (two, three, first, second), or a possessive determiner + a number:See moreGramática:Emphasising superlative adjectivesWe can make a superlative adjective stronger with by far, easily or of all:See moreGramática:To-infinitives after superlative adjectivesWe can use a to-infinitive after a superlative adjective, with a meaning similar to a relative clause with who, which or that:See moreGramática:Comparative adjectives: typical errorsSee moreGramática:Comparison: adverbs (worse, more easily)See moreGramática:Adverbs: comparative and superlative formsAdverbs do not normally change in form, but a few have comparative and superlative forms. These are usually short adverbs and so they normally have comparative and superlative forms with -er and -est.See moreGramática:Adverbs with more and mostAdverbs with two or more syllables form the comparative and superlative with more and most:See moreGramática:Well and badlyThe adverb well has the same comparative and superlative forms as the adjective good (better, best). The adverb badly has the comparative and superlative forms worse, worst:See moreGramática:Comparative adverbs: using thanWhen we mention the second person or thing in the comparison, we use than. We do not use that or as. If the second person mentioned takes the form of a personal pronoun, we normally use the object form of the pronoun (me, you, him, her, us, them):See moreGramática:Comparison: clauses (bigger than we had imagined)The second part of a comparison (underlined) is often a clause:See moreGramática:Comparison: comparisons of equality (as tall as his father)See more
(Definition of comparison noun (EXAMINING DIFFERENCES) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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