Superlatives with Possessive Adjectives

AashpreetA1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Superlatives with Possessive Adjectives

Is it a rule to remove the definite article 'le' in Superlatives while using Possessive Adjectives?

Baptiste est mon pire ennemi.

and not 'le pire' / 'le plus mauvais' ennemi?

Or 'Il est mon meilleur ami.' - even though 'le meilleur' is not used, it is implied with Possessive Adjectives?

Asked 1 month ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Aashpreet, 

no, you won’t combine (follow) definite or indefinite/partitive articles with possessive adjectives or vice versa, in comparisons or any other context.

Just as in English we wouldn’t say ‘my the/a/some …. ‘, combinations of determiners in French are only possible within certain categories. 

The links below may be helpful :

 https://www.lawlessfrench.com/grammar/determiners/

 https://francais.lingolia.com/en/grammar/pronouns

Superlatives with Possessive Adjectives

Is it a rule to remove the definite article 'le' in Superlatives while using Possessive Adjectives?

Baptiste est mon pire ennemi.

and not 'le pire' / 'le plus mauvais' ennemi?

Or 'Il est mon meilleur ami.' - even though 'le meilleur' is not used, it is implied with Possessive Adjectives?

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