Superlatives are special forms of adjectives. We use superlatives to show that something is the ‘most’ or ‘highest’ of a certain quality out of three or more things.
Example: Russia is the largest country in the world.
Meaning: Of all the countries in the world, Russia is larger than any of the others.
Example: He is the most intelligent of all his classmates.
Meaning: He is the smartest person in his class. No one in the class is more intelligent than him
We often use the words ‘of’ or ‘in’ when we talk about superlatives. Examples:
•Lana is the tallest of her siblings.
•Russia is the largest country in the world.
Remember to always use ‘the’ with superlatives.
*Like verbs, 1-syllable adjectives that end in consonant-vowel-consonant (C-V-C) have the final consonant doubled in the superlative as well (unless they end in ‘y’ or ‘w’).
big → the biggest
fat → the fattest
red → the reddest
low → the lowest
**The negative of “most” is “least”