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    Default worse/worst

    He is the worse/worst of the two.

    Is worse correct?

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    Default Re: worse/worst

    Quote Originally Posted by Kotfor View Post
    He is the worse/worst of the two.

    Is worse correct?
    Yes. If there were more than two, then one of them would be the worst, but with only two options, one is the better and one is the worse.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: worse/worst

    ems is right, but you'll find that some native speakers do use the superlative form with only two people/things. Follow ems's rule if you are taking examinations.

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