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    some of (the?) poorest nations

    He also seems to be one of the most generous people as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has donated $30 billion to some of (the?) poorest nations.


    Would it also be correct If I used the before the superlative adjective poorest?

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    Re: some of (the?) poorest nations

    It's incorrect without "the". You can't say "... has donated $30 billion to some of poorest nations".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: some of (the?) poorest nations

    One thing:

    Was I correct that no the (is?) included in Answer Key?
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    Re: some of (the?) poorest nations

    I don't understand your question. Only the poorest nations is possible there. If the answer key omits the, it's wrong.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: some of (the?) poorest nations

    I think it was testing whether you would add "the" or not. The same thing is tested by:

    "He also seems to one of ____________ (generous) people". You correctly completed that with "the most generous".

    Similarly "... has donated $30 billion to some of _________ (poor) countries" should have been completed with "the poorest".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: some of (the?) poorest nations

    Least Developed Countries is, I believe, the term de nos jours.

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