meilleur ou mieux

HelenB1Kwiziq community member

meilleur ou mieux

"Cette maison est bien. Oui, elle est mieux que l'autre." Since this sentence is describing a noun which means we are using an adjective instead of an adverb, shouldn't we use "meillure" instead of "mieux"?
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CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Helen,

Alan described very well how you can have ‘être’ + mieux / meilleur.

Remember: bon → meilleur    bien  →  mieux

Ce gâteau est bon (meaning ‘délicieux’) = this cake is good

     mais ton gâteau est meilleurbut your cake is better

Cette maison est bien (meaning ‘de bonne qualité’) = this house is good

     oui, elle est mieux que l’autreyes it is better than the other one

 

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée!

AlanC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

When the verb is être, you can use either mieux or meilleur, so the choice depends on the following guidelines in the lesson:

When to use bon/bonne (adjective) and therefore meilleur

1. qualifying something as good/better/the best for a usage, or good/better/the best in taste (food)

2. qualifying someone as a good/better/the best person or good/better/the best at something

When to use bien (adverb) and therefore mieux

1. making a general statement with être about something or someone being fine/OK/better/the best

These guidelines are not very clear, and I expect sometimes mieux and meilleur will both be possible.

meilleur ou mieux

"Cette maison est bien. Oui, elle est mieux que l'autre." Since this sentence is describing a noun which means we are using an adjective instead of an adverb, shouldn't we use "meillure" instead of "mieux"?

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