Speak About:

Present

Past

Past to Present

Future

Abilities - Responsibilities

Asking Questions

Choosing the Right Phrase

Combining Verbs

Explaining Ideas

Describing Your World

Complex Ideas

Relating Ideas, People, Objects

Speaking about Objects

Wondering about Situations

What's The Best

Superlative Form

The superlative form is used when speaking about more than two objects to express which is either the most or the least of some characteristic.

Example:

This is the most appropriate time to endorse.

The interest earned this quarter is the lowest since last year.

What is the highest point on the tax base?

One Syllable Adjectives

Place 'the' before the adjective. Add '-est' to the end of the adjective. If the word ends in a consonant proceeded by a consonant vowel combination, double the consonant. For example: hot -> the hottest

Example:

The interest earned was the largest amount I have seen so far for this client.

The interest earned this quarter is the lowest since last year.

Two + Syllable Adjectives

Place 'the most' before the adjective. To express the opposite, place 'the least' before the adjective.

Example:

That is the most revocable idea I've heard recently.

Steve is the most qualified executive to endorse our proposal.

Adjectives Ending in '-y'

Place 'the' before the adjective. Remove the 'y' from the adjective and add '-iest'. To express the opposite sentiment, place 'the least' before the adjective. Notice that the change only occurs in a positive sense.

Example:

John is the happiest person I know.
That's the funniest thing I have ever heard.

Important Exceptions

good - the best
bad - the worst
fun - the most fun
far - the farthest / the furthest

Example:

Availing for the overdraft on your own fixed deposits is the best way to get a quick cash advance.

This is the best way to safely send a money order.