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Rules & exercise of superlative degree

By Mamta Kalla - Monday, 26 January 2015 No Comments


The + superlative
Superlative degree always followed by article “the”
  • He is the best.
  • She is the best dancer.
  • He is the best in all of us.

But if we use possessive adjective before the superlative, (possessive adjective case is never followed by article "the" like
  • .He is my best student.
  • She is my best friend
  • I am their dearest one.

Superlatives always come for compare a three or more than tree person or things.
  • he is the best of the three friends.
  • This was the best performance.
  • This is the cheapest in all.

Superlative with  Of/in
  • we use of/in to compare tree or more then tree in superlative .
  • They are the richest of all people here
  • this is the cheapest of all books
  • this is the best scenery in this zone.

Superlative with one of / among
superlative one /among are always used with plural number like
  • He is one of the best employees in the office.
  • this is one of the cheapest books available in this shop.
  • she is the best among these girls.
  • he is the dance among these fore man.

Double Superlative
Superlative degree never be repeated double superlative are always considered wrong – like
  • He is my best and bravest friend.
  • She is d most richest woman.

Empathetic Superlative
To make emphatic superlative degree we can use the words far the /much the/the very/out and out the  like -
  • Shimla is by far the most beautiful city.
  • this is out and out the best school of the town.
  • This is very best hotel.

If a noun is qualifying by two or more than two adjectives then there degrees are should be same . shouldn’t be miss match of degrees like
  • He is the best and most brilliant student of the class.
  • I saw the deepest and the longest velly.
  • She choose the best and cheapest pair of foot were.

Non gradable adjective
Some adjective are considered itself a superlative they don’t need any other expression(very, extremely, highly, much) before them
  • these adjectives are – unique, perfect, matchless,excellent,ideal, absolute,entire , extreme, eternal,
  • whole , full. Impossible,chief.
Example – I saw a unique building there.  In this sentence unique is a non gradable adjective there is no need to add another expression like if we say( that is the most unique chance) . the it will be the wrong formation.most and unique both are superlatives


Exercise
Correct the following Sentence

  1. He is bravest man I have ever met.
  2. I have e finished longest chapter of my book.
  3. This is my most favorite dish.
  4. This is john’s the highest ambitions.
  5. This the most charming place of the town.
  6. She is the ablest of any other candidates.
  7. I will live in the bigger of all houses.
  8. She reached the earliest of both.
  9. He is the most noblest man.
  10. Bangalore is by far most beautiful city.
  11. She is the better and most talented dancer of this institute.

Solved Exercise
  1. He is the bravest man I have ever met.
  2. I have finished the longest chapter of my book.
  3. This is my most favorite dish.
  4. This is john’s highest ambitions.
  5. This the most charming place in the town.
  6. She is the ablest of all other candidates.
  7. I will live in the biggest of all houses.
  8. She reached the earliest of all.
  9. He is the noblest man.
  10. Bangalore is by far the most beautiful city.
  11. She is the best and most talented dancer of this institute.


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