Term: Superlative

Definition:


The Superlative is the form of an adjective or adverb that shows which thing has that quality above or below the level of the others. There must be three or more to use the superlative. It takes the definite article and short adjectives add -est and longer ones take 'most':

SUPERLATIVE EXAMPLES:

 

Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world.

It is the most expensive restaurant I've ever been to.

See Also: Comparative