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=e"
> 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.
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")