Examples Of English Superlatives

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In grammar, the superlative is the form of an adverb or adjective that expresses a degree of the adverb or adjective being used that is greater than any other possible degree of the given descriptor. English superlatives are typically formed with the suffix -est. (e.g. fastest, largest) or the word most (most recent, most literate).
For example the answer to the question, 'Which is the highest mountain peak on earth? 'Is-Mt. Everest.
Now all you have to do is to find the superlatives and internalise them by committing them to your memory, thus keeping the facts in a ready to use manner. Whenever you come across a superlative (from a credible source- like the Guinness Book of World Records) make a note of it. Usually such superlatives are easy to remember. Use the word/image tagging technique (TOOL 3) to remember ones you feel will be difficult to recall.
Usually geography and history have a lot of superlatives. They are generally static, i.e., they are unchanging. A hundred years from now, Asia would still be the largest continent and Vasco-da-Gama would still be the first European to discover a sea route to India.
Make a list of the various static and dynamic (like sports, tallest building) superlatives.
The static would be permanently on your record unaltered, and the dynamic superlatives may need periodic updates (like after every Olympics, or a broken world record).
I will give you a list to start with:
Common superlatives related to geography- largest, longest,

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