Student or Learner
It is not wrong to say "Which of the two students is the best." Is this correct? I was taught that I should use 'better'.
I am sorry to say that it should be a simple question but the above advice baffles me.
"Which of the brothers is the elder?"
"Which of the two is better?"
"Which of the two girls is [the] prettier?"
But few people bother with this rule these days.