superlative + present pefect simple

B1 Point 41 in the category of PAST is defined as:

present perfect simple WITH SUPERLATIVE to talk about a unique experience.

This point will clash with superlatives followed by clauses at B2.

And it overlaps

Point 33 B1 clauses with a present perfect or past perfect as a superlative noun phrase complement, to talk about uniqueness. 


TLC STUDENT SPEAKING TEST:

The best language I’ve learned is English.

male Argentina B1


An iWeb search for:

_JJT * _VH _VVN

1 BEST WE ‘VE SEEN 450

It’s the best we’ve seen.

2 WORST I ‘VE SEEN 323
3 BEST WE HAVE SEEN 313
4 WORST I HAVE SEEN 189
5 CHEAPEST I HAVE FOUND 122
6 BEST WE ‘VE GOT 118
7 CHEAPEST I ‘VE FOUND 111
8 CLOSEST WE ‘VE COME 105
9 CHEAPEST I ‘VE SEEN 105
10 BEST YOU ‘VE GOT 82
11 HIGHEST I ‘VE SEEN 82
12 BEST WE HAVE FOUND 81
13 BEST I HAVE SEEN 76
14 BEST WE ‘VE FOUND 70
15 CLOSEST WE HAVE COME 67
16 LOWEST WE ‘VE SEEN 65
17 BEST I ‘VE SEEN 63
18 BEST WE HAVE EXPERIENCED 56

20 BEST WE ‘VE PLAYED 54
21 CHEAPEST WE ‘VE SEEN 53
22 HIGHEST COURT HAS RULED 51
23 WORST WE ‘VE SEEN 51
24 HIGHEST WE ‘VE SEEN 50
25 BEST IDEAS HAVE COME 49
26 BEST HE HAS SEEN 49
27 HIGHEST I HAVE SEEN 48
28 CHEAPEST I HAVE SEEN 47
29 CLOSEST ANYONE HAS COME 47
30 BEST RESULTS HAVE COME 47

32 WORST HE HAS SEEN 45
33 BEST I HAVE FOUND 43
34 BEST WE ‘VE TESTED 43
35 BEST WE HAVE STAYED 42
36 LOWEST WE HAVE SEEN 41
37 BIGGEST I ‘VE SEEN 40
38 BEST WE ‘VE HEARD 39
39 LARGEST I ‘VE SEEN 39
40 WORST FEARS HAVE COME 39
41 NICEST I ‘VE SEEN 37
42 WORST WE HAVE SEEN 37
43 BEST WE ‘VE USED 36
44 NICEST I HAVE SEEN 36
45 BEST PRACTICES HAVE EMERGED 34
46 BEST I HAVE USED 34
47 WORST I HAVE EXPERIENCED 32
48 WORST THAT HAS HAPPENED 32
49 BEST I ‘VE FOUND 31
50 BEST WE HAVE COME 31
51 CLOSEST HE ‘S COME 30
52 LATEST RESEARCH HAS SHOWN 30
53 WORST NIGHTMARE HAS COME 30
54 LARGEST WE ‘VE SEEN 29
55 BIGGEST WE ‘VE SEEN 27
56 WORST I ‘VE ENCOUNTERED 27
57 WORST THEY ‘VE SEEN 27
58 BEST WE ‘VE EXPERIENCED 26
59 BEST WE ‘VE COME 26
60 BEST WE HAVE USED 26
61 BIGGEST I HAVE SEEN 26
62 CLOSEST WE ‘VE GOT 26
63 HIGHEST WE HAVE SEEN 26
64 GREATEST SUCCESSES HAVE COME 25
65 EASIEST I HAVE FOUND 25
66 CLOSEST HE HAS COME 25
67 BEST WE ‘VE TRIED 25
68 WORST I ‘VE EXPERIENCED 25
69 BEST I ‘VE TRIED 24
70 GREATEST I HAVE DISCOVERED 24
71 HIGHEST COURT HAS UPHELD 24
72 LATEST RESEARCH HAS FOUND 24
73 CLOSEST WE ‘VE GOTTEN 23
74 GREATEST I HAVE FOUND 23
75 BEST WE HAVE PLAYED 22
76 WORST I ‘VE HEARD 22
77 BEST PERFORMANCES HAVE COME 21
78 SMALLEST I ‘VE SEEN 21

80 CLOSEST WE HAVE SEEN 20
81 LARGEST I HAVE SEEN 20
82 CLOSEST WE ‘VE SEEN 19
83 GREATEST I HAVE CAME 19
84 CLEANEST I ‘VE SEEN 19
85 BEST WE HAVE TASTED 19
86 BEST PRACTICES HAVE EVOLVED 19

88 LONGEST YOU HAVE LASTED 19
89 BEST I HAVE TRIED 18
90 BEST WE HAVE TRIED 18
91 BEST WE HAVE ENCOUNTERED 18
92 LARGEST WE HAVE SEEN 18
93 LATEST RESEARCH HAS REVEALED 18
94 HAPPIEST I ‘VE SEEN 17
95 FINEST I HAVE SEEN 17
96 STRONGEST I ‘VE SEEN 17
97 EASIEST I ‘VE FOUND 16

99 BEST WE ‘VE TASTED 16
100 BEST FRIEND HAS BECOME 16

(removed past perfect)


A2:
anyone, become, happened, highest, ideas, largest, latest, lowest, practices, strongest, tried, worst
B1:
court, discovered, experienced, fears, lasted, nightmare, performances, research, results, successes, tasted, tested
B2:
emerged, encountered, revealed, ruled
C1:
evolved
C2:
upheld