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    Red face er /est, more / the most

    Someone told me that we can tell whether we should add er / est to the adjective, or put more / the most in the front by sounding its consonant and vowel. Is it right and how should I define them? Kindly explain with examples?

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    as i know, using ...EST or THE MOST ... has close relation to the sylables of the adjective. if it is untill two sylables, use ...est but if you have an adjective with more than two sylables, use the most ... .

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    Quote Originally Posted by matilda View Post
    as i know, using ...EST or THE MOST ... has close relation to the sylables of the adjective. if it is untill two sylables, use ...est but if you have an adjective with more than two sylables, use the most ... .
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    Does it mean:

    1) rude ruder rudest
    2) wonderful more wonderful the most wonderful

    How about strange, gorgeous, splendid, are they categorised as 3 sylables?

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    Re: er /est, more / the most

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
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    Does it mean:

    1) rude ruder rudest
    2) wonderful more wonderful the most wonderful

    How about strange, gorgeous, splendid, are they categorised as 3 sylables?

    Thanks
    strange has only one syllable, you can't divide this word into parts.so it is stranger, strangest

    gorgeous can ve divided into 2 syllables: gor-geous. So, it is the more gorgeous and the most gorgeous

    similarly, splendid is: splen-did
    the more splendid, the most splendid

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    __________________________________________________ _____________

    Does it mean:

    1) rude ruder rudest
    2) wonderful more wonderful the most wonderful

    How about strange, gorgeous, splendid, are they categorised as 3 sylables?

    Thanks


    never look at the vowels. rely on the phonetics and don't pay attention to what is written. the three examples should be used by
    ...., more ...., the most ...

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    Re: er /est, more / the most

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    __________________________________________________ _____________

    Does it mean:

    1) rude ruder rudest
    2) wonderful more wonderful the most wonderful

    How about strange, gorgeous, splendid, are they categorised as 3 sylables?

    Thanks

    Hi

    1 and 2 are correct

    strange -stranger -the strangest
    gorgeous and splendid are superlatives by themselves [they have the meaning of a superlative]and they do not get the superlative morpheme "most"- it is grammatically incorrect although some people use this form.
    e.g. This sight is splendid.[ you cannot say :most splendid]

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