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Rule "Short superlatives"

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Description: Short superlatives
Message: This adjective uses the short superlative form.
Category: Grammar (ID: GRAMMAR)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • This example is the most silly I have read.
    Correction suggestion: the silliest
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • These are the industries yielding the most rich people.
  • The Lone Star State passed New York as home to the most big companies in the latest list compiled by Fortune magazine.
  • Of us four, I eat the most old cheese.
  • He is the person who knows the most old people.
  • She is the student I am the most proud of.
  • They went off into what appears to be the most fierce and unreal battle ever.
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