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Re : Re: question about the degrees of the adjective

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Date:Monday, August 23, 1999, 13:28
Dans un courrier dat=E9 du 23/08/99 09:43:33  , vous avez =E9crit :

> I think you nearly have it. The fact that "intensive" and "absolut=
> are contradictory is true. The fact that the positive contradicts > neither of them is true also. I think there is something more, but I > still don't have it. But so far, your analysis is exact. > =20
it has to be either one or the other, that is, focusing on either quality or degree. you know that when comparing : he is bigger (absolute in intensity) he is the tallest (relative) he is the bigger (of both - relative - fr. "il est le plus grand des deux") he is most tall (absolute in intensity - fr. "il est des plus grands") mathias