Some articles on comparative superlative, superlative, comparative:
... The comparative superlative indicates the maximum degree of the quality expressed in comparison to other items ...
... In contrast to English, in the grammars of most romance languages the elative and the superlative are joined into the same degree (the superlative), which can be of two kinds comparative (e.g ... French The superlative is created from the comparative by inserting the definitive article (la, le, or les) before "plus" or "moins" and the adjective determining the noun ... Spanish The comparative superlative, like in French, has the definite article (such as "las" or "el"), or the possessive article (such as "tus", "nuestra", "su"), followed by the comparative ("más" or "men ...
Famous quotes containing the words superlative and/or comparative:
“You say there is no religion now. Tis like saying in rainy weather, there is no sun, when at that moment we are witnessing one of his superlative effects.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“That hour in the life of a man when first the help of humanity fails him, and he learns that in his obscurity and indigence humanity holds him a dog and no man: that hour is a hard one, but not the hardest. There is still another hour which follows, when he learns that in his infinite comparative minuteness and abjectness, the gods do likewise despise him, and own him not of their clan.”
—Herman Melville (18191891)