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  1. Member
    Student or Learner
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      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • China
      • Current Location:
      • China

    • Join Date: Feb 2014
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    #1

    fastest or the fastest

    1 He runs fastest in his class.
    2 He runs the fastest in class.

    Teachers, which one is correct? Thank you!

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    Retired English Teacher
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      • Native Language:
      • English
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      • England
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      • England

    • Join Date: Jun 2010
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    #2

    Re: fastest or the fastest

    They are both understandable, but most native speakers would say 'He is the fastest runner in his class' or 'He runs faster than anyone else in his class'.

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