Superlative Adjectives

Superlative Adjectives Espresso English

My grandmother is the oldest person in my family.

Use superlatives to compare 3 or more things.




Old Older The oldest
Big Bigger The biggest
Easy Easier The easiest
Beautiful More beautiful The most beautiful
Good Better The best
Bad Worse The worst
Far Farther The farthest


  • My grandmother is the oldest person in my family.
  • Russia is the biggest country in the world.
  • This is the easiest test I’ve ever taken.
  • Donna is the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen.
  • I like all sports, but I like soccer the best.
  • Picking up garbage was the worst job I’ve ever had.
  • Australia is the farthest I’ve ever traveled.


Don’t forget “the”!

  • My grandmother is oldest person in my family.
  • My grandmother is the oldest person in my family.

Superlatives are often used with the present perfect + ever:

  • This is the best sushi I’ve ever eaten.
  • What’s the most expensive car you’ve ever driven?
  • The longest book I’ve ever read was 500 pages.
  • Jan is the friendliest person I’ve ever met.

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