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Some people say " the boringest."
which one is right?

the boringest,
the most boring
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Lawrence H. SongSome people say " the boringest." which one is right? the boringest, the most boring
General rule: words of 2 or more syllables use 'more' and 'most' for the comparative and superlative. Exception: those that end in 'y'.
Hello, Philip.
Thank you.

So, the answer?
I didn't ask what general rule was.
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Hi Lawrence,

The most boring.
Lawrence H. SongSo, the answer? I didn't ask what general rule was.
Have you ever heard this saying: “Give a man a fish, and you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish, and you have fed him for a lifetime”?
If you had looked up the word "boring" in a dictionary, you'd have found that it has two syllables.
Philip gave you the general rule to let you find the answer by yourself. A great method, I shoud say.
PhilipGeneral rule: words of 2 or more syllables use 'more' and 'most' for the comparative and superlative. Exception: those that end in 'y'.
This general rule isn't enough. More disyllabic adjectives that take endings:

1. Adjectives that end in er: cleverer, the cleverest

2. Adjectives that end in le preceded by a consonant: humbler, the humblest

3. Adjectives that end in ow: narrower, the narrowest

However, it is quite common to use "more" and "the most" with many of these adjectives, especially in spoken English. All participles must be compared without endings and consequently "more boring" is the only option.
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PhilipGeneral rule: words of 2 or more syllables use 'more' and 'most' for the comparative and superlative. Exception: those that end in 'y'.
This general rule isn't enough. More disyllabic adjectives that take endings:

1. Adjectives that end in er: cleverer, the cleverest

2. Adjectives that end in le preceded by a consonant: humbler, the humblest

3. Adjectives that end in ow: narrower, the narrowest

However, it is quite common to use "more" and "the most" with many of these adjectives, especially in spoken English. All participles must be compared without endings and consequently "more boring" is the only option.

Hello, Anonymous. Thanks for your additions.

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It was me, Philip. I was in the Far East and checked my e-mail on a public computer. As I took a look at EF, I couldn't resist the temptation to write one reply incognito.

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That's funny!
Boringest
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