Most of us who have some basic knowledge and understanding of English language are familiar with the term adjective. If not, we still use them in our everyday life but might not know what they are called exactly.
Today, I will discuss about the grammatical term adjective and its superlative degree. I will throw light on how a simple adjective is different from the superlative form and explain with the help of examples.
She ate a red apple.
She ate a biggest apple from the tree.
In the above example, the word biggest is the adjective that is used to describe the noun apple. Now in this example, the adjective not only describes the noun but also compares it with other nouns i.e. the apples on the tree, thus it is known as superlative adjective.
I am most comfortable in this seat.
Now consider the above example. This sentence also contains a superlative objective but that is not in the form of adding –est at the end of a word but adding most before it. The term most comfortable shows that the speaker is comparing three or more seats and finds one most comfortable among them, hence superlative adjective is used.