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    The reporter also asked Thomas Edison what was the hardest invention to develop. He answered quickly again -- the electric light. He said that it was the most difficult and the most important.

    Must I add 'the most important invention' or 'one' at the and of the sentence or is it ok to just say 'the most important''?


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    Re: superlatives

    It's okay without it. If you want to add something, use "one" and don't repeat "invention."
    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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