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    Default She is prettiest at night.

    1. She is prettiest at night.

    2. She is the prettiest at night.


    Which is correct?

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    Default Re: She is prettiest at night.

    ***Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.***

    1. She is prettiest at night.
    2. She is the prettiest at night.


    But you can say:
    She is pretty at night.
    She is prettier at night.

    Superlative needs a the.

    Cheers!

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    Default Re: She is prettiest at night.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    ***Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.***

    1. She is prettiest at night.
    2. She is the prettiest at night.


    But you can say:
    She is pretty at night.
    She is prettier at night.

    Superlative needs a the.

    Cheers!

    Then,,,,

    1. The lake is deepest at this point.
    2. The lake is the deepest at this point.

    Which is correct?

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    Default Re: She is prettiest at night.

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha View Post
    1. She is prettiest at night.

    2. She is the prettiest at night.


    Which is correct?
    Not a teacher. The first sentence is correct to me. Do you mean that this particular person is attractive all day long, but at night she is at her prettiest?

    Then use the first sentence.

    I would only use "the prettiest" if she was being compared to other people. "She is the prettiest of the girls in the rooms."

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    Default Re: She is prettiest at night.

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Not a teacher. The first sentence is correct to me. Do you mean that this particular person is attractive all day long, but at night she is at her prettiest? --> Yes

    Then use the first sentence.

    I would only use "the prettiest" if she was being compared to other people. "She is the prettiest of the girls in the rooms."

    Thx

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    Default Re: She is prettiest at night.

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Not a teacher. The first sentence is correct to me. Do you mean that this particular person is attractive all day long, but at night she is at her prettiest?

    Then use the first sentence.

    I would only use "the prettiest" if she was being compared to other people. "She is the prettiest of the girls in the rooms."
    Good answer, Dave. I was going to write that.

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    Default Re: She is prettiest at night.

    Interesting.
    So we only use the to compare things.
    She is the prettiest (of all girls).
    She is prettiest (at a specific place, time etc.).

    Thanks.

    1. The lake is deepest at this point. ->
    2. The lake is the deepest at this point. -> nope

    Cheers!

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