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Ben asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 2 months ago

Sometimes, "never" can be used as a superlative, right?

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  • Pontus
    Lv 7
    2 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.
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  • 2 months ago

    i think that could be true

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