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    Hi there,

    There is a rule for the usage of superlative in grammar books:

    1) the ____est + noun (the highest mountain was left behind)
    2) noun + ______est (the mountain, which was highest, was left behind)

    - The UK had the highest rate of unemployment.
    - The unemployment rate was highest in the UK.

    If these sentences correct, then what do you think about the one below:

    The Los Angeles network is the newest, having opened in 2001, while the Kyoto network is the smallest and serves only 45 million passengers per year.

    I am not able to get the right answer for this rule. Please, help!

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    #2

    Re: newest or the newest

    Quote Originally Posted by azkad View Post
    Hi there,

    There is a rule for the usage of superlative in grammar books:

    1) the ____est + noun (the highest mountain was left behind)
    2) noun + ______est (the mountain, which was highest, was left behind)

    - The UK had the highest rate of unemployment.
    - The unemployment rate was highest in the UK.

    If these sentences correct, then what do you think about the one below:

    The Los Angeles network is the newest, having opened in 2001, while the Kyoto network is the smallest and serves only 45 million passengers per year.

    I am not able to get the right answer for this rule. Please, help!
    They are all correct.

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    Re: newest or the newest

    How do you leave a mountain behind? I've left my keys behind, or my purse, and even my cat once, but I'm pretty sure I've never accidentally forgotten to take a mountain with me.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: newest or the newest

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I've left my keys behind, or my purse, and even my cat once, but I'm pretty sure I've never accidentally forgotten to take a mountain with me.
    You have obviously led a very sheltered life.


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