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    【at】its biggest and brightest or its biggestand brightest?

    I came across a sentence as follows:
    On this day, the moon is said to be its biggest and brightest.

    The book from which the sentence comes is intended for students, so I wanna make certain.



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    Re: 【at】its biggest and brightest or its biggestand brightest?

    Quote Originally Posted by XW Rogers View Post

    The book from which the sentence comes is intended for students, so I
    want to make certain.
    "On this day, the moon is said to be at its biggest and brightest."
    It only makes sense with 'at' in it.

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    Re: 【at】its biggest and brightest or its biggestand brightest?

    Will it make sense if "at its" is omitted?

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    Re: 【at】its biggest and brightest or its biggestand brightest?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Will it make sense if "at its" is omitted?
    Possibly. I'm having trouble with the "It's said to be". Surely astronomers know by now exactly when the moon is going to be at its biggest and brightest. I believe the sentence is more correct with "at it's" in it.
    You could say, "On this day, the moon is said to be bigger and brighter than on any other day."
    Last edited by Raymott; 27-Apr-2014 at 11:52. Reason: Fix typo

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