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    #1

    Politest or the most polite

    Hi everyone,
    Can you tell me what is the superlative of polite? Politest or the most polite?
    Thank you very much in advance.

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    #2

    Re: Politest or the most polite

    Both are used.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Politest or the most polite

    "Politest" is rarely if ever used in AmE.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Politest or the most polite

    You will hear both in BrE.

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