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Some adjectives and adverbs have inflections which are traditionally called 'superlative' and which are typically signalled by the suffix -est: biggest, soonest, most. Superlative adjectives are syntactically distinct from other adjective inflections in that:
These noun-like characteristics suggest that superlative adjectives may in fact be a mixed category which is both an adjective and a noun.
See also comparative.
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