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The with Superlative Modifiers

Stating a unique degree

actor

 

 

 

The greatest of all

THE -EST THE MOST

We use the before nouns that are unique, one of a kind. That is to say, it is clear which one we are talking about. One-syllable adjectives or adverbs are marked with the -est suffix. (See  Most / -est ).

The modifier most is placed before adjectives or adverbs of more-than-one syllable. Most expresses the greatest quantity, amount, or degree of something.

He is the best actor of all (good - best)

He is the most skilled actor of all

She is the prettiest actress of all.   (-est)

She is the most beautiful actress of all.   (most)

This movie was the saddest movie all.   (-est)
 

The movie was the most tragic of all.   (most)

See  Superlative Adjectives  Most / -est,  Exceptions

 

 

 

Superlatives

Expressing great or small degrees

 

 

 

The greatest vs. the smallest

THE MOST THE LEAST

The modifier most is placed before adjectives or adverbs of more-than-one syllable. Most expresses the greatest quantity, amount, or degree of something.

The modifier least is placed before adjectives or adverbs of more-than-one syllable. Least expresses the smallest quanity, amount, or degree of something.

He is the most popular of all the actors. 

The movie is the least popular of all the actors. 

She is the most appealing of all the actresses.  (most)

She is the least appealing of all the actresses.

The sinking of the Titanic was the most tragic part of the story.  

 

The sinking of the Titanic was the most tragic part of the story.  

 

appealing (adj.) – attracting interest, desire, curiosity, sympathy, or the like; attractive.

 

 

 

Practice 1

Titanic – The Movie

titanic

 

 

 

Read for Errors

Titanic" was most amazing picture of year. Titanic was largest ship ever built. Special effects in movie were best. It had most beautiful costumes. It was filmed in largest pool ever made for a movie. It was filmed in largest pool ever made for a movie. 

Acting was part I liked least. Saddest scene was when Jack died.  Kate Winslet said, "The water was cold!  It is hardest acting I have ever done."  When the Titanic sank, It was worst maritime accident ever. This was most memorable movie of the year.

maritime (adj) – relating to sea, ocean and ships

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Select the response from the list that best completes the sentence. 
  2. Compare your response to the feedback by clicking the "check" button.

 

1.
"Titanic" was most amazing picture of year.



2.
Titanic was largest ship ever built.



3.
The special effects in movie were best.



4.
It had most beautiful costumes.



5.
It was filmed in largest pool ever made for a movie.



6.
Acting was part I liked least.



7.
Saddest scene was when Jack died.



8.
Kate Winslet said, "It was hardest acting I have ever done."



9.
When Titanic sank, It was worst maritime accident ever.



10.
This was most memorable movie of the year.