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    #1

    He goes to bed ... earliest of all.

    Are the following sentences correct? Do we need an artticle before earliest or latest?

    1) He goes to bed ... earliest of all.
    2) He goes to bed ... latest of all.
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    #2

    Re: He goes to bed ... earliest of all.

    I would say,
    1- He's the first to go to bed.
    2- He's the last to go to bed.

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    #3

    Re: He goes to bed ... earliest of all.

    So 'earliest/latest of all' is unnatural in any context, right?
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    #4

    Re: He goes to bed ... earliest of all.

    I can't think of a context in which it is particularly natural.

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