Two questions in the B1 tests and I may be dim but I am clearly missing something as I am not sure what the "superieur(e)/inferieur(e) à ) agrees with!
Notre cuisine est supérieure à celle de ce restaurant.
Son (Her) travail est inférieur à celui de son frère. "Restaurant" and "frère" are both masculine, "cuisine" and "Son (her) travail" feminine. I left the "e" off in the Notre cuisine sentence and put it on in the Son travail sentence. Help!
Maarten's answer is correct: because the subject "la cuisine" is feminine then "supérieur" takes an -e and because the subject "le travail" is masculine, "inférieur" doesn't.
See previous answer: if-the-two-nouns-are-different-genders#Answer-16675
Common mistakes with mon/ma/mes, ton/ta/tes and son/sa/ses (possessive adjectives)
We've added an example in the lesson to illustrate this specific agreement. ;-)
I hope this is helpful.
Bonne journée !
Kay, the agreement is with the subject of the verb i.e. the noun to which the description of being 'superior or 'inferior' applies. Hence "la cuisine" and "le travail" in your 2 examples. Agree that as all of the examples compare like to like, it would be useful to include examples that compared non-identical 'nouns' and different grammatical gender to help consolidate this - as a simple example "Ma voiture est supérieure à votre camion .... "
Chris also addressed this question of adjectival agreement on the linked site immediately below your question in an answer a year ago.
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