Better for a usage vs general statement about being better using être.

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Better for a usage vs general statement about being better using être.

I understand why “Quel est le meilleur aspirateur? “ uses  meilleur but would the answer to that question in a shop be “Cet aspirateur est mieux que ceux-là.”, or Cet aspirateur est meilleur que ceux. Is a general statement (using mieux) able to be used for comparing two specific objects the speakers are pointing to, trying on, testing out, deciding between?

In the negative half of the lesson, the adjective plus mauvais seems to be used for similarly structured sentences. Mon accent est plus mauvais que le tien. and Ses résultats sont plus mauvais que l'année dernière.

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ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Quel est le meilleur aspirateur? -- Which is the best vacuum cleaner?
Celui-ci est meilleur que celui-là. -- This one is better than that one.
Il marche le mieux. -- It works best.

Better for a usage vs general statement about being better using être.

I understand why “Quel est le meilleur aspirateur? “ uses  meilleur but would the answer to that question in a shop be “Cet aspirateur est mieux que ceux-là.”, or Cet aspirateur est meilleur que ceux. Is a general statement (using mieux) able to be used for comparing two specific objects the speakers are pointing to, trying on, testing out, deciding between?

In the negative half of the lesson, the adjective plus mauvais seems to be used for similarly structured sentences. Mon accent est plus mauvais que le tien. and Ses résultats sont plus mauvais que l'année dernière.

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