superlative + noun + OF

In the English Grammar Profile, A2 point 7 in the category of ADJECTIVES is defined as:

limited range of prepositional phrases with ‘of’ after a superlative adjective, to refer to one thing within a set or part of a set.


TLC SPEAKING TEST EXAMPLE:

What’s the best type of music?

male Mexico B1


A search in iWeb for:

_JJT _NN of * *

1 BEST INTERESTS OF THE CHILD 2902
2 BEST COURSE OF ACTION . 2527
3 BEST COURSE OF ACTION IS 2273
4 BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILD 1606
5 BEST TIME OF YEAR TO 1538
6 BEST TIME OF THE YEAR 1327
7 HIGHEST LEVEL OF CUSTOMER SERVICE 1249
8 BEST COURSE OF ACTION FOR 1201
9 HOTTEST PART OF THE DAY 972
10 FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW 968
11 SHORTEST AMOUNT OF TIME . 948
12 BEST DAY OF MY LIFE 929
13 BUSIEST TIME OF THE YEAR 923
14 TRUEST SENSE OF THE WORD 908
15 BEST COURSE OF ACTION TO 877
16 HOTTEST DAY OF THE YEAR 873
17 LONGEST DAY OF THE YEAR 866
18 BEST SHAPE OF MY LIFE 829
19 BEST INTERESTS OF THE COMPANY 824
20 BEST TIME OF DAY TO 799
21 BEST GAME OF THE SEASON 770
22 BEST EXAMPLE OF THIS IS 737
23 BEST YEARS OF MY LIFE 700
24 BEST SHAPE OF YOUR LIFE 688
25 BEST USE OF YOUR TIME 683
26 BEST CHANCE OF SUCCESS . 660
27 LATEST VERSION OF THE SOFTWARE 633
28 BEST COURSE OF ACTION , 609
29 BIGGEST EVENT OF THE YEAR 608
30 SHORTEST DAY OF THE YEAR 589
31 BEST PART OF MY JOB 569
32 BEST INTERESTS OF THE CHILDREN 567
33 BEST DAYS OF MY LIFE 561
34 BEST PART OF A DECADE 532
35 BEST SEASON OF HIS CAREER 530
36 BEST TIME OF MY LIFE 526
37 HIGHEST LEVEL OF SERVICE AND 520
38 HIGHEST LEVEL OF SERVICE TO 497
39 BEST PIECE OF ADVICE I 496
40 BEST SENSE OF THE WORD 496
41 BUSIEST TIMES OF THE YEAR 490
42 BEST PERFORMANCE OF THE SEASON 479
43 HIGHEST STANDARDS OF QUALITY AND 467
44 BEST VERSION OF YOURSELF . 456
45 BEST PART OF A YEAR 455
46 BEST PART OF THE DAY 450
47 BEST COURSE OF ACTION WOULD 444
48 BEST DAY OF THE WEEK 436
49 BIGGEST GAME OF THE YEAR 435
50 BEST TIME OF THE DAY 430
51 GREATEST ALBUMS OF ALL TIME 427
52 BEST TIMES OF THE YEAR 426
53 BEST YEARS OF YOUR LIFE 421
54 HARDEST PART OF THE JOB 417
55 WORST DAY OF MY LIFE 415
56 BIGGEST GAME OF THE SEASON 404
57 BEST EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE 402
58 HIGHEST LEVELS OF CUSTOMER SERVICE 396
59 GREATEST PLAYERS OF ALL TIME 393
60 SHORTEST AMOUNT OF TIME POSSIBLE 386
61 BEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE 385
62 BEST GAME OF THE YEAR 385
63 BEST TIME OF YOUR LIFE 385
64 BUSIEST DAY OF THE YEAR 381
65 COLDEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR 376
66 BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU 367
67 BEST EXPERIENCES OF MY LIFE 365
68 HIGHEST LEVEL OF SERVICE . 363
69 BEST PART OF IT ALL 359
70 BEST PART OF BEING A 356
71 BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES 347
72 SMALLEST CHANCE OF A WET 347
73 LATEST VERSION OF THE APP 343
74 BEST VIEWS OF THE CITY 342
75 BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR 339
76 BEST PART OF IT IS 339
77 BEST COURSE OF TREATMENT . 331
78 BEST INTEREST OF THE COMPANY 331
79 BEST PART OF THE WHOLE 329
80 CLOUDIEST DAY OF THE YEAR 329
81 HIGHEST LEVEL OF QUALITY AND 328
82 BEST WAY OF DOING THIS 326
83 BEST TIME OF YEAR FOR 325
84 HAPPIEST DAY OF MY LIFE 324
85 COLDEST MONTHS OF THE YEAR 317
86 BEST PART OF THE JOB 313
87 BEST TIMES OF MY LIFE 313
88 HOTTEST DAYS OF THE YEAR 313
89 BEST COURSE OF ACTION WAS 310
90 GREATEST PLAYER OF ALL TIME 308
91 COLDEST DAY OF THE YEAR 304
92 GREATEST SONGS OF ALL TIME 304
93 BEST INTEREST OF THE PATIENT 303
94 BEST SHAPE OF HIS LIFE 301
95 BEST PART OF ALL IS 300
96 CALMEST DAY OF THE YEAR 299
97 BEST PART OF MY DAY 298
98 BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILDREN 296
99 LATEST STATE OF THE ART 296
100 BEST DECISION OF MY LIFE 294


A2:

advice, albums, art, busiest, cloudiest, company, customer, fullest, highest, latest, level, levels,

piece, software, songs, truest, views, way, wet, whole, worst, yourself


TLC STUDENT SPEAKING TEST EXAMPLE:

The simplest form of graffiti is tagging.

male Russia B1

*this is very advanced!


EXPERT EXAMPLE:

He’s an awesome person and an amazing director with the best sense of humour.

timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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