The superlative is used when you are comparing one thing to everything else in a group. You can also do this using the comparative.
David is a taller boy than everyone else in his class. (Comparative)
David is the tallest boy in his class. (Superlative)
This movie is more interesting than all the others we’ve seen. (Comparative)
This movie is the most interesting one we’ve seen. (Superlative)
You are lazier than all of my other friends. (Comparative)
You are the laziest of all my friends. (Superlative)
admit: to say that you did something wrong There’s no way I’m going to admit to taking that money.
She admits lying to the police. argue:to disagree with someone in a strong voice
Many couples argue over how to spend their money.
I don’t remember what we argued about, but it was serious. complain:to tell someone that you don’t like something
They complained several times about the loud music nest door.
He can complain all he wants, but it will do no good. drown:to die by not breathing under water
Her husband drowned in a boating accident last summer.
If you don’t want to drown, you’d better wear that lifejacket. frighten:scared, afraid
Both cats were frightened by the loud thunder and ran under the bed.
You frightened me when you came in without knocking. instruct:to teach
The coach instructed him on how to play defence.
She was instructed in all the arts, especially music, manage: to be able to Theymanaged to escape through the bathroom window.
I can’t manage three things at the same time. notice: to see briefly
He noticed that she wasn’t wearing her wedding ring.
Did you notice the words on his T-shirt? perform: to entertain people
He likes to perform magic tricks at children’s birthday parties.
She’s never performed before such a large audience before. prove: to make true with evidence
You can’t prove that I was the last one to see him alive.
In the end they proved that he was responsible for the crash. receive: to get
We received this package this morning, but we haven’t opened it.
Yesterday he received a phone call at about six o’clock. release: to let go
He was released from prison last month.
She took a dove out of the cage and released it into the air. soak: to put in water
The dishes are soaking in hot water. I’ll wash them later.
She likes to soak in the bathtub for hours. surround: to be all around
The boys surrounded the campfire and started to cook their hotdogs.
They’ll catch him. The building is surrounded by police. worry: to think bad things are going to happen
She is always worrying about her children.
Don’t worry. Everything’s going to be alright.
an American actress and recording artist. She was the star of the Disney Channel television series Hannah Montana, where she was the character Miley Stewart. The song was written by Jessi Alexander and Jon Mabe and was performed for the 2009 film Hannah Montana: The Movie.
This is the story of how a person of simple means became a legend in his own lifetime. His name was John Chapman, born in 1774, and he was a strange man. He prefered to go shoeless, wore non-stylish clothing, and wore a pot on his head. However, people found him to be a kind a generous man. His beliefs made him live a simple life, so although he owned land, he prefered to travel around the U.S. states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and northern West Virginia. He traveled from farm to farm planting apple seeds in small nurseries. From there they would eventually be planted in orchards by the farmer. This is how he got his name Johnny Appleseed. Since trees grown from seed produce apples that are sour, few people used them for eating or cooking. Instead, most of the apples he was responsible for planting were used for making apple cider. This was a free and abundant source of alcohol in frontier America in the early 19th century. Along with apple seeds, John also brought knowledge of his religion to anyone who would listen. He lived a mostly nomadic life, sleeping on the floors of the homes of the people who took him in while he was traveling. He actually converted many Native Americans to his religion, and they had great respect for him, saying he had been touched by the Great Spirit. John traveled through their lands with no trouble at all. There are lots of tales about this man. My favorite is this one: One day on his travels when he was about to make a camp fire in a hollow log so he could sleep in it and stay warm at the same time, he found a mother bear and her cubs. Rather than disturb the sleeping bears, he moved his fire to the other end of the large log and slept in the snow. Lots of these kinds of stories are told about the man. Johnny Appleseed was a simple man, but people all over the United States remember his name.