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Rule "Zero or indefinite article ('a'/'an') before superlatives"

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Description: Zero or indefinite article ('a'/'an') before superlatives
Message: A determiner may be missing.
Category: Grammar (ID: GRAMMAR)
Link: https://languagetool.org/insights/post/grammar-comparatives-superlatives/#superlative-forms-of-adjectives
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • The guy is funniest friend.
    Correction suggestion: the funniest
  • Sandanski is hottest city in Bulgaria.
    Correction suggestion: the hottest
  • $103 deal of the day is lowest price ever according to camels.
    Correction suggestion: the lowest
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • The guy is the funniest friend.
  • He is my best friend.
  • Confucianism was particularly strong during the Han Dynasty, whose greatest thinker was Dong Zhongshu.
  • American placed the "largest aircraft order in history" in July 2011, purchasing 460 "next generation" Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 aircraft for delivery between 2013 and 2022.
  • Second largest & busiest Railway station in Asia.
  • Historian Samuel Walker writes that the ACLU’s “greatest impact on American life” was its role in persuading the Supreme Court to constitutionalize so many public controversies.
  • …largest animals known to exist.
  • ...in 1984: "... wisest animals on the farm, and one of the few who can read properly."
  • ...50 Most Beautiful People in 1998 and was voted "hottest female athlete" on ESPN.com.
  • Kindest regards
  • ... described him as being the seventy-third greatest Briton of all time.
  • -The easiest moments.
  • ... way to help countries worst hit by the virus.
  • ... the northern region worst hit by the outbreak...
  • He sorted it from largest to smallest categories.
  • Students were often each others worst enemies when discussing their experiences
  • What's your deepest darkest secret?
  • What's your deepest/darkest secret?
  • Please order by the most/least expensive
  • ... which makes Ralph Lauren the 102nd richest person in America.
  • Nearest neighbor methods are nearest neighbor methods.
  • This is the number of nearest neighbors.
  • The number of nearest neighbor atoms.
  • It is optimized for K nearest neighbor search.
  • the nation's biggest accounting firms
  • the nation's youngest cable TV Director
  • one of God?s greatest hits.
  • Greatest thing since sliced bread.
  • THe cheapest airfare we have found is $426.
  • It followed the same principles as the Sifen calendar, except that the year began at Shíyuèshuò(十月朔,the closest new moon of the winter beginning).
  • According to the 2nd-century AD author Aelian, Aeschylus's younger brother Ameinias helped acquit his brother by showing the jury the stump of the hand that he lost at Salamis, where he was voted bravest warrior.
  • I need your help is making sure that these are the positions which are critical (biggest risk) and that we have the right people on the job.
  • Dick and Damian continue as Batman and Robin, and in the crossover event Blackest Night, what appears to be Bruce's corpse is reanimated as a Black Lantern zombie.
  • A remastered greatest games of 2018....
  • What lowest script are you referring to?
  • Hon. Archibald Young, eldest son of the Baron Kennet
  • ... mom, grandma, oldest sister, stepmo..
  • because lifes greatest lessons are le...
  • ... during cities deadliest week, groped w...
  • ... here: My moms earliest political memo...
  • The Western powers worst fear was that the poverty and hunger would drive the Germans to communism.
  • They want to be where they're nearest tsunami safety zones.
  • Most of these pipelines originate out of LA and TX and move gas to the areas of greatest demand.
  • One of humanities greatest downfalls is...
  • It's difficult when you're hardest hit.
  • Normans biggest achievement was letting go.
  • The Girl Scouts newest cookie
  • The best tasting, highest quality fruit...
  • ... the companies busiest time of year.
  • ... most crowded/ busiest place you've been.
  • ...the direction of steepest descent.
  • ...the path of least resistance.
  • Gabrielle Curie Grace peacefully passed away Saturday night at Michele and I want to express out deepest gratitude for all of your thoughts, prayers and words of encouragement.
  • Please call me at you earliest convenience to resolve this.
  • Using countershading 'paints in' tones which are darkest on top, lightest below, making the countershaded animal nearly invisible against a suitable background.
  • Thayer observed that "Animals are painted by Nature, darkest on those parts which tend to be most lighted by the sky's light, and vice versa".
  • I think the original list of guests is her list of closest friends that she would enjoy sharing the night with.
  • List of brightest stars
  • Three verses were emblematically sung by Tom in his hour of deepest crisis
  • What's you're biggest regret?
  • Please respond at youre earliest convenience.
  • It might be easiest if SDG reissues the opinion without the qualification contained in Paragraph 5.
  • The Aramaic dialect of the Samaritan community is earliest attested by a documentary tradition that can be dated back to the 4th century.
  • The New Testament writers assumed the inspiration of the Old Testament, probably earliest stated in , "All scripture is given by inspiration of God".
  • The MERC has told the state eletricity board to buy costliest power the last.
  • What's you're biggest regret?
  • make【8】.\_{9} coolest things in the ...
  • d with Amandas oldest one, damien, w..
  • To make best use of this sample document, run it through LateX.
  • e and hardware work best together.
  • ...esign clothing to best suit their mov...
  • ...in two options to best suit your litt...
  • speak best to worst now, it would
  • the points of highest stress to ensu...
  • for the award of best cinematography..
  • - greatest achievement : ...
  • Monte Mario – highest hill in Rome.
  • no pain; 10 = worst possible pain.
  • ...idate screening: Best methods for an...
  • A best in class web service.
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ID: THE_SUPERLATIVE [2]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-07-20 22:33:06 +0200)