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    #1

    an ultimate or the ultimate?

    Hello guys,
    When there was a thread about a or an, my example was:
    I found an ultimate weapon.

    Ultimate sounds a bit like superlative, though.
    So I think the could be more suitable:
    I found the ultimate weapon.

    Unless "ultimate weapon" is a name we should use the, correct?

    Cheers!

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    #2

    Re: an ultimate or the ultimate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    Hello guys,
    When there was a thread about a or an, my example was:
    I found an ultimate weapon.

    Ultimate sounds a bit like superlative, though.
    So I think the could be more suitable:
    I found the ultimate weapon.

    Unless "ultimate weapon" is a name we should use the, correct?

    Cheers!
    Yes, that's right.

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    Exclamation Re: an ultimate or the ultimate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    Ultimate sounds a bit like superlative, though.
    So I think the could be more suitable:
    I found the ultimate weapon.

    Cheers!
    It actually describes either the original or final, or the best or worst of anything.

    At times our soldiers have to pay the ultimate price for defending the country.

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