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What is the Meaning & Definition of superlative


Superlative is a term that expresses the excellence of something, i.e. its degree Max (it was an effective person in superlative degree, it would be an example of prayer in this sense). Sometimes used as a synonym for exaggerated or excessive and it is not necessarily a good thing, but it has a few features unusual or disproportionate. Thus, is a fashion accessory may be superlative.

In grammar

From a grammatical point of view, superlative is a type of adjective, which indicates that the intensity of a quality is at its maximum level. Consider a current, bad adjective. In superlative degree becomes very bad and similarly slow to very slow or easy in practice.
Using the super prefix also transforming adjectives into superlatives (superbonito, supercomodo...). In any case, these adjectives communicate a high, above normal grade. In this way, to the a el hablar talk gets emphasize a qualifying adjective.
Some adverbs are also used to underline the superlative condition of an adjective (very nice) or it is also possible to turn an adjective into an adverb suffix mind (rapidisamamente).

A form of advertising comparison

The superlative is used for comparisons. Thus, if someone says "this watch is expensive but that is very expensive," he is expressing a comparison price.
The effect that produces the adjective superlative communication consists of raising the quality of a noun. However, although the adverb very and the suffix isimo are very similar, are not exactly the same. It is not the same to say very good, very good or very skinny than flaquisimo. The suffix isimo communicates a degree with greater intensity.

Termination érrimo-a

Superlative adjectives are formed with the suffix érrimo-a, a Latin termination occurring while it is completely correct obsolete. Here are some examples: pobre-pauperrimo, celebre-celeberrimo or libre-liberrimo. These superlatives are uncommon in everyday language and can be considered a cultismo. Its use is part of the cult and very sophisticated literary language (for example, appears in some addresses where you want to praise someone).
Érrimo completion - only applies to certain adjectives ending in "re" and "ro", so applying them to other adjectives would be a grammatical anomaly (you can't say guaperrimo or facilerrimo).
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