Student or Learner
When we use superlative, it is usually accompanied by 'the', for example, he is the most important person in our company. However, sometimes I saw people using superlative without 'the' in some sentences. How can I know when I should use 'the' with superlative. More specifically, in the following sentence should I use 'the'?
When he evaluates a person, which point will he consider (the) most important?
Thanks for your help in advance!
REMINDER: NOT A TEACHER
(1) I am delighted to tell you what Mr. Michael Swan says in his very helpful
book Practical English Usage. Here is his advice to us learners:
Superlative adjectives in predicative position also tend to have the, though
it is sometimes dropped in an informal style:
I am the greatest.
Which of the boys is (the) strongest?
This dictionary is (the) best.
(2) Therefore, if I understand Mr. Swan, it might be closer to the rules if
you said/wrote: Which point will he consider the most important?
That is, "He will consider which point (to be) the most important?"