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Rule "'least' before comparative or superlative"

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Description: 'least' before comparative or superlative
Message: Non-standard use of the comparative or superlative. Did you mean \1 \2?
Category: Grammar (ID: GRAMMAR)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • This is the least harder task.
    Correction suggestion: least hard
  • This is the least hardest.
    Correction suggestion: least hard
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • This is the least hard task.
  • This is at least harder than the trivial task.
  • ...empty set of real numbers with an upper bound has a least upper bound.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: LEAST_COMPARATIVE [1]
Version: 4.8-SNAPSHOT (2019-12-10 21:33)