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The Comparison - Part III



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Expressing advantages and disadvantages

When we want to talk about the advantages or disadvantages of an item, we use the following structures:

I. Expressing advantages

Una de las ventajas
La(s) ventaja(s)
La principal ventaja
La ventaja más significativa
Lo bueno
+ de + Noun clause + Verb + Advantage

Examples
Una de las ventajas deviajar en trenesla comodidad.
________________ __________ __ __________
Comparative particle NC1 V Advantage

One of the advantages of traveling by train is the comfort.


Lo bueno deir en bicicleta a trabajaresel ejercicio físico.
__________ __________________ __ _______________
Comp. part. NC1 V Advantage

The good thing about going to work by bike is the physical exercise.


II. Expressing disadvantages

Uno de los inconvenientes
El (Los) inconveniente(s)
El principal inconveniente
El inconveniente más significativo
Lo malo
+ de + Noun clause + Verb + Disadvantage

Examples
Una de los inconvenientes deesta marca de ordenadoresesla lentitud de sus procesadores.
_____________________ ____________________ __ _______________________
Comparative particle NC1 V Disadvantage

One of the disadvantages of this computer brand is its slow processors.


El principal inconveniente devivir en la ciudadesel ruido del tráfico.
_____________________ _____________ __ ________________
Comparative particle NC1 V Disadvantage

The main inconvenience of living in the city is the noise of the traffic.


III. Other forms of comparison

En comparación con
Frente a
Si (lo) comparamos con
Comparándolo con/a
Comparado con/a
+ Noun clause (1) + Noun Clause (2) + Verb + Adv/Disadavantage

Examples
En comparación conun coche,una motoesmás incómoda.
________________ _______ ________ __ ______________
Comparative particle NC1 NC2 V Adv/Disadv

In comparison to a car, a motorbike is more uncomfortable.


Si la comparamos conla mía,tu casaesmucho más grande.
________________ ______ _____ __ _______________
Comparative particle NC1 NC2 V Adv/Disadv

If we compare it with mine, your house is much bigger.


Comparado conmi televisor,el tuyoescarísimo.
____________ ________ _____ __ ______
Comp. particle NC1 NC2 V Adv/Disadv

In comparison to my TV, yours is very expensive.