dumb, dumber, dumbestwhat would be the correct superlative for the following adjectives?
1. dumb 2. repentant 3. urgent 4. mobile 5. sadistic
repentant, more repentant, most repentant
urgent, more urgent, most urgent
mobile, more mobile, most mobile
sadistic, more sadistic, most sadistic
In case you're wondering, there are some rules:
Words with one syllable use er, est.
Words with two syllables ending in a vowel sound use er, est.
Words with two syllables ending in a consonant sound use more, most.
Words with three syllables or more use more, most.
If a word ends in y it's often dropped and replaced with i.
Sometimes the last consonant is doubled.
Note that mobile ends in a vowel 'e', but with a consonant sound 'l'.
Examples of two-consonant words ending in a vowel sound are 'happy' and 'creamy'.
happy, happier, happiest (also uses the 'y' rule).
creamy, creamier, creamiest (also uses the 'y' rule).