Superlatives the longest, the most enjoyable etc

Рассмотрим примеры:

What is the longest river the world?

What was the most enjoyable holiday you’ve ever had?

Longest и most enjoyable – это формы превосходной степени.

Для образования превосходной степени прилагательных и наречий, применяют – est или most…. Обычно употребляют – est для коротких слов и most… для более длинных. Например: long/longest, hot/hottest, easy/easiest, hard/hardest, но: most famous, most boring, most difficult, most expensive.

– Yesterday was the hottest day of the year.

– That was the most boring film I’ve ever seen.

– `Why did you stay at that hotel?’ `It was the cheapest we could find.’

– She is a really nice person – one of the nicest people I know.

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неправильные формы превосходной степени best и worst:

– That was a delicious meal. It’s one of the best I’ve ever had.

– Why does he always come to see me at the worst possible moment?

Не забудьте, обычно мы ставим артикль the с превосходной степенью: `the best’, `the most boring’ и т. д.

Oldest и eldest

Превосходная степень от old – это oldest:

– That house over there is the oldest building in the town.

Мы употребляем слово eldest, когда говорим о членах одной семьи:

– My eldest son is 13 years old.

– Are you the eldest in your family?

После прилагательных в

превосходной степени, говоря о местоположении, употребляют предлог in:

– What’s the longest river in the world?

– We were lucky to have one of the nicest rooms in the hotel.

Аналогично: in the class/in the team/in the company и т. д. Однако: the happiest day of my life, the hottest day of the year.

Отметьте, мы часто употребляем present perfect после прилагательных в превосходной степени. :

– What’s the best film you’ve ever seen?

– That was the most delicious meal I’ve had for a long time.

Иногда мы говорим most + прилагательное, что имеет значение very:

– The book you lent me was most interesting.

– Thank you for the money. It was most generous of you.



Superlatives the longest, the most enjoyable etc