Sometimes, "never" can be used as a superlative, right?
- PontusLv 72 months ago
Depends on the definition you're using for superlative.
As a grammar term, superlative refers to adjectives and adverbs. A superlative adjective/adverb also has a comparative and a positive form.
Although never is an adverb (a negative one, of time), it does not have a comparative or positive degree (at least in negative form). So, under a grammatical definition, no. It isn't a superlative. Never isn't referring to a comparison. It's an absolute negative, without referring to something else.
Under a non-grammatical definition ("being more than is proper or normal; exaggerated in language or style"), it could be thought of as one.Source(s): studied linguistics and English grammar.
- Pearl LLv 72 months ago
i think that could be true