doubling final consonant + -EST

doubling final consonant + -EST

Point 13 in the category of ADJECTIVES/superlatives:

one syllable with a short vowel, by doubling the final consonant and adding ‘est’


PELIC STUDENT EXAMPLE:

ConsequentlyDarwin’s theory on survival of the fittest no longer applies to humans.

Survival of the fittest mainly relies on nature or predators to eliminate the young, old, weak or unfit,

 yet humans today no longer fear animal attacks or blizzards.

Chinese level 5 writing class.


A search in iWeb for:

_JJT

4 BIGGEST 1122195
25 HOTTEST 102428
83 FITTEST 10804
90 SADDEST 9545
113 WETTEST 6532
157 FATTEST 2870
167 SLIMMEST 2726
170 HIPPEST 2625
183 FUNNEST 2376
207 FLATTEST 1785

329 DIMMEST 839
363 MADDEST 658
414 RADDEST 490
428 GRIMMEST 463

 

 

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