English Grammar Lessons
Superlatives - Glossary of Terms
A superlative is the form of adjective or adverb used for
The superlative form of an adjective is used to show something has a quality
to the greatest or least degree; whereas, the superlative form of an adverb
is used to show something has performed an action to the greatest or least
Neville is tallest. ("tallest" is the
superlative form of the adjective "tall")
Mark listens most attentively of all the students.
("most attentively" is the
superlative form of the adverb "attentively")
In general, the superlative form of an adjective or adverb can be formed by
adding the suffix "-est" or by placing "most" before.
is the worst behaved
dolphin in the project's history.
[show me the superlative]
double superlatives (e.g., adding "est" and using
"most"). This is wrong.|
He was the most
Mary was the
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