Definition: 'Least'

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  • Length: 5 characters
  • Syllables: 1

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Grammatical Information:
  • Irregular Adjective
  • Irregular superlative form
  • MORE and LESS are used with all adjectives of three syllables or longer to make the comparative form
  • MOST and LEAST are used with all adjectives of three syllables or longer to make the superlative form
  • MORE and LESS are used with many adjectives of two syllables to make the comparative form
  • MOST and LEAST are used with many adjectives of two syllables to make the superlative form
  • Adjectives modify Nouns
Usage Notes:
  • Few = Plural Less = Singular
Lexical Information:
  • In the top 2,000 words in the Brown Corpus
  • Common word- this is one of the thousand words most frequently used in English.
  • A list of about 3,000 words defined as easy for the Dale-Chall Readability Formula

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