The USA is the best country among others

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Can I say "Tom is the most intelligent person among his family members" or "The USA is the best country among others"?
 

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I would not use either:

Tom is the most intelligent person in his family.
The USA is the best country.
 

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I would not use either:

Tom is the most intelligent person in his family.
The USA is the best country.

My cousin named Ann is the most beautiful girl among the female cousins I have. How about this? Is it incorrect?
 

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It's far too wordy as usual.

Ann is my most beautiful female cousin.
 
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Can I say "Tom is the most intelligent person in his family" or "The USA is the best country in the world"?

They're more natural that way.

And I can tell you've never lived in the USA!
 

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My cousin named Ann is the most beautiful girl among the female cousins I have. How about this? Is it incorrect?

It's grammatical but extremely unnatural.

Ann is my most beautiful cousin.


Don't tell us what we already know. We know that:

- Ann is her name (because Ann is a name).

- you have other cousins (because "most" indicates at least three).

- you're talking about females (because, aside from babies, we don't usually refer to males as beautiful).​

In the US, we have what we call the KISS principle: KISS
 

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Keeping things simple go far beyond the borders of the US- tell us what we need to know and no more.
 

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My cousin named Ann is the most beautiful girl among the female cousins I have.
Remember to look for repeated words in your sentences before posting them. Articles, prepositions, and auxiliary verbs may naturally occur several times in a sentence, but a repeated noun is often a sign that there's room for improvement. [I edited out a repetition of the word "sentence" while I was writing that.:)]
 

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My cousin named Ann is the most beautiful girl among the female cousins I have. How about this? Is it incorrect?

Remember to look for repeated words in your sentences before posting them. Articles, prepositions, and auxiliary verbs may naturally occur several times in a sentence, but a repeated noun is often a sign that there's room for improvement. [I edited out a repetition of the word "sentence" while I was writing that.:)]
I should have called out girl and female, too. Synonyms may be a sign that a sentence can be shortened.
 
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