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Ronald S.B1Kwiziq community member

Sentir bon

La fleur sent bon.

Which is the correct comparison:

Mais cette fleur sent meilleure.

Mais cette fleur sent mieux.

Asked 3 weeks ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Ronald,

Interesting question!

Technically, the comparative of bon would be 'meilleur' but 

to me,

La fleur sent meilleur

sounds really odd and you would avoid saying it.

You would say something like -

Cette fleur dégage un meilleur parfum que ...

To talk about a general improved bad smell you might say -

Ça sent meilleur qu'hier !

or even 

Ça  sent plus bon qu'hier !

for 'It smells better than yesterday!

Hope this helps!

 

Jim J.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Bonjour Ronald

From the lesson:-

- Meilleur/meilleure is the comparative form of the adjective bon/bonne
- Mieux is the comparative form of the adverb bien.

Therefore, whenever you would use bon/bonne (good), you'll use meilleur/e, and whenever you would use bien, you'll use mieux!

So "La fleur sent bonne"  --> Mais cette fleur sent meilleure, where La fleur being feminine would be written in your query as La fleur sent bonne (not bon).

Bonne journée

Jim


Sentir bon

La fleur sent bon.

Which is the correct comparison:

Mais cette fleur sent meilleure.

Mais cette fleur sent mieux.

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