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Could anyone give me more examples for the superlative of adverbs?, I mean, for the most common verbs used in this pattern, because this structure doesn't exist in spanish. I can imagine something like this:

He plays the piano the best of my friends.
She swims in the river the best of all.
He palys the guitar the worst in the world. Are they right? Thanks...
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Adverb comparison comes in two flavours; the degrees of comparison by adverb:

He plays the piano most beautifully (Superlative form: an adverb (most) used to modify another adverb (beautifully)

and by suffix:

She swims fastest. (Superlative form: an adverb+suffix comparison).
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He plays the piano the best of my friends.
She swims in the river the best of all.
He plays the guitar the worst in the world.

These are all possible, but you don't need the "the" nor the complement phrase, so a few other versions can also be written:

He plays the piano best. He plays the piano best of all. He plays the piano the best.
She swims best. She swims best of all. She swims the best.
He plays the guitar worst. He plays the guitar worst of all. He plays the guitar the worst.

Note that the comparative applies to comparisons between two items; the superlative to three or more:

De las dos niñas la que canta mejor es Ana. Of the two girls, the one who sings better is Ana.
De las tres niñas la que canta mejor es Ana. Of the three girls, the one who sings best is Ana.
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Hi, and thanks, I've got two more questions: I'd like to know what's the right form for slow:
He walks slower than... He walks the slowest... or
He walks more slowly than... He walks the most slowly...
And also, I saw in a book that the superlative for late is "last", I was sure that it was "the latest", so which is wrong?
Ave, Latin.

Correct forms:

1. He walks more slowly than Tiberius.
2. Of all the Roman emperors, Augustus walks the most slowly.
3. Claudius is late, Nero is later, but Justinian is the latest of all.

Vale, amice.
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Salve Mr pedanticus. Thanks. Nice sense of humorEmotion: smile
wow...it does really help me alot....thx...
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He plays the guitar the worst in the world????

To my ears, we need a clearer designation. "Of all the people in the world, he...." and for the the other similar sentence which Jim said was OK "among my friends" or "of all" etc
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WoodcutterHe plays the guitar the worst in the world????

To my ears, we need a clearer designation. "Of all the people in the world, he...." and for the the other similar sentence which Jim said was OK "among my friends" or "of all" etc
Hi, Woodcutter.

Do you mean that 'He plays the guitar the worst in the world' doesn't sound right to your ear? I'm a foreign learner of English. And I was taught, somehow, to believe that an adverb shall not take an article. Only nouns take articles. So I would think that the quoted sentence shall be 'He plays the guitar worst in the world' to be grammatically correct. Problem is that I do see a lot of sentences such as 'Which of the seasons do you like the best?' exist.

Is there a expanton why best, as an adverb, takes an article?
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