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• Superlatives of superiority:
Just as in the past tense, the final consonant is sometimes doubled:
• If the adjective is long, MOST is used:
Note: There is no strict rule to determine if an adjective is 'short' or 'long'. Obviously, monosyllabic adjectives are considered short, however there are some two-syllable adjectives which can be both short and long:
• Superlatives of inferiority, with LEAST:
• Some commonly-used irregular adjectives:
He's the best cook in town. He cooks better food than everyone else in this town.
What's the worst thing that could happen?
The farthest south I have traveled in France is to Montpellier. Montpellier is the most southern point in France that I have traveled to.
Her birthday is the furthest thing from my mind. The last thing I am going to think about is her birthday.
• Best can be used as a noun or an adverb:
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