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    Hi,
    On what occasion can we use 'a' or 'an' with the superlative degree of an adjective? For example "an ugliest....." , "a most inspiring....." etc.
    Is it possible?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tipu s View Post
    Hi,
    On what occasion can we use 'a' or 'an' with the superlative degree of an adjective? For example "an ugliest....." , "a most inspiring....." etc.
    Is it possible?
    I cannot think of any occasion when you can use a/an in front of a superlative.

    In your second example, most inspiring is not a superlative form. Most here means extremely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    I cannot think of any occasion when you can use a/an in front of a superlative.

    In your second example, most inspiring is not a superlative form. Most here means extremely.
    " a Most inspiring event",etc, I mean

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    Quote Originally Posted by tipu s View Post
    Hi,
    On what occasion can we use 'a' or 'an' with the superlative degree of an adjective? For example "an ugliest....." , "a most inspiring....." etc.
    Is it possible?
    I would add that we do not use the indefinite article with neither the superlative degree form nor adjectives nor anything else but singular countable nouns.
    What is in front of the noun, it doesn't matter!?

    That was a very, very, very big but ugly potato.

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    Re: Article

    Quote Originally Posted by tipu s View Post
    Hi,
    On what occasion can we use 'a' or 'an' with the superlative degree of an adjective? For example "an ugliest....." , "a most inspiring....." etc.
    Is it possible?
    The phrase "an ugliest" would never work, but the phrase "a most inspiring" would, and does, but it doesn't contain a superlative construct: 'most' is an intensifier, meaning very.

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