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Le plus and le moins = the most and the least in French (superlative of adverbs)

Look at these cases of adverbs in the Superlatif:

Marie chante le plus fortMarie sings the loudest.

Marc est celui qui mange le plus bruyamment.Marc is the one who eats the loudest.

Je suis celui qui a couru le moins vite.I am the one who ran the least fast.

Cet ordinateur marche le moins bien.This computer works the least well.

To form the Superlatif of adverbs, it is similar to the Superlatif of adjectives, EXCEPT that
you only use the definite article le plus / le moins (there is NO agreement with adverbs, as they have NO gender).
Jeanne parle le plus doucement.Jeanne speaks the most softly.
You NEVER say  ''Jeanne parle la plus doucemente.''


Here are other Superlative structures:
Le, la, les plus and le, la, les moins = the most and the least in French (superlatives of adjectives)
Le plus and le moins = the most and the least in French (superlative of verbs)
Forming the superlative of French adjectives in complex cases
Meilleur, mieux, pire / plus mauvais, plus mal = better, best, worse and worst in French (irregular comparatives and superlatives)

And Comparative structures:
Plus... plus..., moins... moins... = the more...the more..., the less...the less... (comparisons with phrases)
Better and better, worse and worse = de mieux en mieux, de pire en pire (comparisons in French)
De plus en plus and de moins en moins = more and more and less and less in French (comparisons with adjectives, adverbs, verbs)
De plus en plus de and de moins en moins de = more and more and less and less in French (comparisons of nouns)
Making comparisons with French adjectives: plus... que, aussi... que, moins... que
Making comparisons with French adverbs: plus... que, aussi... que, moins... que
Making comparisons with French verbs: plus que, autant que, moins que
Making comparisons with French nouns: plus de... que, moins de... que, autant de... que

 

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Marie chante le plus fortMarie sings the loudest.
Jeanne parle le plus doucement.Jeanne speaks the most softly.
Marc est celui qui mange le plus bruyamment.Marc is the one who eats the loudest.
Je suis celui qui a couru le moins vite.I am the one who ran the least fast.
Je le ferai jeudi au plus tard.I'll do it on Thursday at the latest.
Cet ordinateur marche le moins bien.This computer works the least well.
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