In the question below, a part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, choose ‘No improvement’.
The newly elected President of the country is more ingenious lady in the Parliament and seemingly in all the European countries.
Correct Answer : a ) the most ingeniousExplanation :
Firstly ‘more ingenious’ and ‘ingenious’ cannot fit well in the sentence as the comparison is with many others. Also, in case of comparison, use of ‘Very’ with the adjective (ingenious) is incorrect.
To have comparison with all the others at once, the superlative form of adjective is used.
Superlative form of adjectives is formed by adding -est or using the word "most" or "least" before the adjective. For instance, the most beautiful, the sharpest etc.
So, ‘the most ingenious’ is the correct phrase instead of ‘more ingenious’.
Hence, (a) is the correct answer.
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