In this podcast, you’ll learn how to use superlative adjectives so that your English grammar will be THE BEST!
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Superlative adjectives are used to describe a thing or person which is at the upper or lower limit of quality (the highest, the smallest, the cheapest, the best).
We often use superlative adjectives when talking about three or more things (not two things).
As with comparative adjectives, there are two ways to form a superlative adjective:
short adjectives: add “-est” – fastest, happiest, nicest
long adjectives: use “most” – most expensive, most intelligent, most uncomfortable
past participle adjectives, short or long: use “most” – most tired, most used, most copied
The opposite of most is least: the least expensive, the least intelligent
We often use ‘the’ with superlative adjectives:
You’re the greatest!
They’re the most hardworking students in the class. (NB ‘in’, NOT ‘of’)
The most expensive hotel (that) I’ve ever stayed in was in Monaco.
(We often omit ‘that’ in a superlative sentence.)
It’s the tastiest meal (that) I’ve had in a long time.
We don’t use ‘the’ when there is a word like ‘my’, ‘her’, ‘our’ etc, or Reza’s:
He’s my best friend.
That’s our most valuable possession.
Craig is Reza’s oldest friend in Valencia.
With some 2-syllable adjectives, we can use “-est” or “most”:
quiet – the quietest/most quiet
clever – the cleverest/most clever
narrow – the narrowest/most narrow
simple – the simplest/most simple
There are also some irregular adjectives that you need to learn the irregular forms of:
good – better – best
bad – worse – worst
far – further (US farther) – furthest (US farthest) Further can be a verb. ‘To further my career.’
‘That couldn’t be further from the truth.’
little – less – least
much – more – most
fun – more fun – the most fun (NOT funner/funnest)
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