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I'm interesting to know if anyone can tell me why this sentence is wrong?

"During the 1700s, Philadelphia developed into the most wealthy city in the American colonies"

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AnonymousTwo-syllable adjectives, ending in -y, are made into superlatives by using '-iest'
I agree that the most common way to form the superlative of a two-syllable adjective that ends in a consonant and then a Y would be to change the y to i and add -est : "weathiest".

However, that definitely does not mean that using "most wealthy" is incorrect. In fact, depending on the sentence structure, it may actually be preferable to use "most wealthy" -- for example, if you want to maintain parallel structure: "The most wealthy citizens benefited greatly from the tax cut, but the least wealthy ended up with only a few pennies more per week to spend."
Anonymous - all other two-syllable adjectives use 'most'.
That absolute "rule" would exclude a number of commonly used superlative forms, Anon. Have you considered words such as "narrowest", "shallowest", "littlest", "simplest", "stablest", "gentlest", "quietest" and "handsomest"?
Anonymous"most wealthy" do not fit together, you should say "wealthiest"
thats it !
That is not right, Yadoo. Emotion: wink
It is correct to say that "wealthiest" is the most commonly used superlative form of "wealthy". "Wealthiest" is the form you will probably see used most of the time. However, "most wealthy" is also possible, and also correct. Please reread my previous posts.
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I dont know

"During the 1700s, Philadelphia developed into the most wealthy city in the American colonies"


It needs a period at the end.

It amazes me how many learners of English don't understand punctuation!

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During the 1700s, Philadelphia developed into the most wealthier city in the American colonies