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    which part is wrong in this sentence?

    "Of all the states in the United States, Rhode Island is a smallest".

    As many other students in my class, I chose a. I think it should be the smallest. However, the answer is all the. I dont understand, because when I tried to find it on google, it is still popular.

    Thanks much for any support.

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    Re: which part is wrong in this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by chibi View Post
    "Of all the states in the United States, Rhode Island is a smallest".

    As many other students in my class, I chose a. I think it should be the smallest. However, the answer is all the. I dont understand, because when I tried to find it on google, it is still popular.

    Thanks much for any support.
    Hello Chibi,

    I believe you are right. It is the use of the superlative and naturally the definite article is used. Are you sure the answer is 'all the' ?

    See you later.

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    Re: which part is wrong in this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by chibi View Post
    "Of all the states in the United States, Rhode Island is a smallest".

    As many other students in my class, I chose a. I think it should be the smallest. However, the answer is all the. I dont understand, because when I tried to find it on google, it is still popular.

    Thanks much for any support.

    "Of all the states in the United States, Rhode Island is the smallest".

    This sentence is correct. (I don't understand your question though.)

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