Aunt Jane was the least upset when the spilled coffee stained her tablecloth.
Rebecca was the most talented singer in the competition.
John is the smartest boy in his class.
Who is the richest man in America?
Luke threw the longest touchdown pass in high school history.
February was the coldest month of the year.
Highway 96 is the simplest route to take.
Some say Elizabeth Taylor was the most famous film star of all time.
This iced tea is the sweetest I’ve ever tasted.
There are some adjectives that have irregular forms meaning that the superlative can’t be formed by adding the suffix -est or by using the words most or least. Here are some examples:
Far– the furthest
Understanding the proper use of superlative adjectives isn’t difficult once you understand the rules. Remember superlatives are used to compare three or more objects, people, or places and adding the suffix -est creates them. If the regular adjective is two or three syllables then precede it with the words most or least. You’ll have to memorize a few irregular forms but if you keep these simple rules in mind you can add a new dimension to your writing with superlative adjectives.