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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)
Link: https://languagetool.org/insights/post/grammar-comparatives-superlatives/#superlative-forms-of-adjectives
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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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: SHORT_SUPERLATIVES [1]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-05-23 22:33:06 +0200)