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dido4



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:42 pm    Post subject: the in the adverb of superlative Reply with quote

Q1. Do we always need the in a sentence with the adverb of superlative?

1.
a. He works the most slowly.
b. He sings the most happily.

2.
a. He runs the fastest.
b. He jumps the highest.

Q2. Are there any rules about the the in a superlative sentence?
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Lorikeet



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A superlative means that something is the top, the number one, the best, and there is only one, so we use a "the". There may be minor exceptions, but I think using a "the" will get it right most of the time.
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dido4



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, Lorikeet.


Lorikeet wrote:
A superlative means that something is the top, the number one, the best, and there is only one, so we use a "the". There may be minor exceptions, but I think using a "the" will get it right most of the time.
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