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After the currencies of 12 European states have changed into one common currency - the Euro - it's very important to compare the prices in the different shops, where you buy your daily food. Sometimes you can earn a lot of money simply by comparing the different supermarkets. Let's have a look at the supermarkets and their offers:

FACT-Supermarket | POSI - Supermarket

 
equality
 
These apples at Fact's are
These apples at ABSOLUTE's
as cheap as
as expensive as
those at ABSOLUTE's.
those at Fact's.
 
ABSOLUTE (POSITIVE) DEGREE
=
adjective form
 


MINI - Supermarket |More - Supermarket

 
inequality 
 
More's apples are
 not so cheap as 
not as cheap as
MINI's. 
 
COMPARATIVE DEGREE
 
 
superiority
 
MINI's apples are  germanische Steigerung        cheaper than More's.
More's apples are romanische Steigerung more expensive than MINI's
 
inferiority
 
MINI's apples are
less expensive than
More's.


TOP-Supermarket       |    Opti's Supermarket

Maximum  SUPERLATIVE DEGREE Maximum  SUPERLATIVE DEGREE
TOP's apples are the cheapest of all. Opti's apples are the most expensive of all.
Minimum SUPERLATIVE DEGREE Minimum SUPERLATIVE DEGREE
TOP's apples are the least expensive of all. Opti's apples are the least cheap ones of all


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