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Learn Adjectives as Part of Speech for Bank & SSC Exams

  SUPERLATIVES WITH OR WITHOUT THE?

 

1)

    • Nouns with superlative adjectives normally have the article “the”.
    • I’m the greatest
    • Which of the boys is strongest?
    • This dictionary is best.

CONCEPT

    • After linking verbs, superlative adjectives also usually have “the”, though it is sometimes dropped in an informal style.

2)

    • This book is best I could find.

CONCEPT

    • “the” cannot be dropped when superlative is used with a defining expression.

3)

    • Of all my friends, he’s nicest.
    • He’s the nicest when he’s with children.
    • She works the hardest in the family, her husband doesn’t know what work is.
    • She works hardest when she’s doing something for her family.

CONCEPT

    • We do not use “the” with superlatives when we compare the same person or thing in different situations.

4)

    • Who can write the fastest?

 

CONCEPT

    • “The” is sometimes dropped before superlative adverbs in an informal style.

 

 

 

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