Non-adjectives that have a comparative and superlative form 1
Examples of non-adjectives with comparative and superlative form
There are a few words with a comparative and superlative even though they are not adjectives. Their comparatives and superlatives are also irregular:
|graag||liever||liefst||(see translations in context below)|
|weinig||minder||minst||few/little – fewer/less – fewest/least|
|veel||meer||meest||much/many – more – most|
Look at the following sets of sentences:
Liever and liefst are of course also the comparative and superlative of the adjective lief (sweet, nice): Alan vindt alle meisjes lief maar hij vindt Hanna het liefst = ‘Alan thinks all girls are sweet but he thinks Hanna is the sweetest’.