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    the superlative degree

    Would anyone help me explain the question?
    I'm confused by the use of the superlative degree as following sentences. They are the superlative degree. However, in what condition can it be omitted the definite article 'the'? Which of the following sentence is acceptable? Please give me more examples.

    1. The person I love the most is my grandmother.
    2. The person I love most is my grandmother.

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    Re: the superlative degree

    I see no difference.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: the superlative degree

    Hello, Ashiuhto.
    As far as I know, it is often omitted when the word (,which takes the superlative form) is an adverb.

    (Edit) My explanation is not good enough. I've found this: http://www.171english.cn/html/grammar/00313.html
    And this: http://www.english-test.net/forum/ftopic22594.html
    Last edited by tzfujimino; 16-Jul-2012 at 07:22.

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