Kwiziq community member
21 November 2018
Why is the preposition 'a' is used with this comparison?
I noticed these two sentences used the preposition 'a' instead of 'que' in these sentences. Is there a reason why?
Las ventas fueron superiores a los costes.
The sales were higher than the expenses.
Los costes fueron inferiores a las ventas.
The expenses were lower than the sales.
This question relates to:Spanish lesson "Forming comparative adjectives mayor/menor/mejor/peor"
Kwiziq language super star
22 November 2018
With adjectives "inferior" and "superior" used in a comparative sentence we use preposition "a", not "que".
However, with adjectives "menor" and "mayor", despite meaning pretty much the same as the previous ones, we need to use "que", not "a".
I hope this helps.
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