Numbers, times and dates
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This chapter describes how we can use adjectives to compare qualities, at various levels. It then compares different people/objects or different qualities in a person/object, or even how a person/object stands out from the rest, in a positive or negative way. The chapter includes some exercises related to comparatives and superlatives. Comparatives can be intensified with adverbs such as muito, bem and ainda. Relative superlatives are used to indicate that someone has a high level of a certain quality, or that she or he stands out from the rest, whether this is in a positive or a negative way. Absolute superlatives are used to indicate that someone has the highest level of a certain quality, whether this is a positive or a negative quality. Absolute superlatives are formed by adding the suffix -issimo to the adjective. When adding the suffix to the adjective, most adjectives suffer a minor change.