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    Default Superlative.

    Hi, teachers!
    1- The most beautiful intelligent girl in the class is Jane.
    2- The most beautiful and intelligent girl in the class is Jane.
    Which is the difference between 1&2, please?

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    Default Re: Superlative.

    In #1, there could be other girls in the class that are more beautiful, but they are girls that are not intelligent.

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    Default Re: Superlative.

    Quote Originally Posted by hoangkha View Post
    Hi, teachers!
    1- The most beautiful intelligent girl in the class is Jane.
    2- The most beautiful and intelligent girl in the class is Jane.
    Which is the difference between 1&2, please?
    In #1, Jane is the most beautiful of the intelligent girls in the class, perhaps there are girls who are more beautiful but less intelligent.
    In #2 Jane is the most beautiful and the most intelligent girl in the class.

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    Default Re: Superlative.

    Incidentally, I'm glad the OP used 'superlative' correctly. I saw (probably on Teachers' TV) a model lesson given by an award-winning English teacher in which he misidentified them, with a long list of words like great, astonishing, overwhelming, outstanding ... that heroically (and WRONGLY) omitted any word that has the almost unique feature of a superlative - the final letters '-[e]st'. :

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    Default Re: Superlative.

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Incidentally, I'm glad the OP used 'superlative' correctly. I saw (probably on Teachers' TV) a model lesson given by an award-winning English teacher in which he misidentified them, with a long list of words like great, astonishing, overwhelming, outstanding ... that heroically (and WRONGLY) omitted any word that has the almost unique feature of a superlative - the final letters '-[e]st'. :

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    What does OP mean, BobK?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoangkha View Post
    What does OP mean, BobK?
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