I have seen people using both an earliest* as well as *the earliest. For example,
Reply at an earliest, and
Reply at the earliest
Which one is correct?
Thanx
NSP
n o s p a m p l e a s e schrieb:
I have seen people using both an earliest* as well as *the earliest. For example, Reply at an earliest, and Reply at the earliest Which one is correct?

The first is incorrect - the superlative is usually unique, hence the definite article.
Regards, Einde O'Callaghan