a. Tina is most beautiful in her class.
b. Tina is the most beautiful in her class.


c. Tina is best.
d. Tina is best in her class.


Are the above sentences are grammatically correct?

If (c) is correct, is there a difference between (c) and
e. Tina is the best.
?


Many thanks

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azz posted:

a. Tina is most beautiful in her class.
b. Tina is the most beautiful in her class.


c. Tina is best.
d. Tina is best in her class.

Are the above sentences are grammatically correct?

If (c) is correct, is there a difference between (c) and
e. Tina is the best.
?

Hi, Azz,

(c) does not make sense to me. You need to specify where Tina is best. (e) is fine (the place or area where she is the best can be implicit in the context when the relative superlative -- with "the" -- is used). However, when "best" is used as an absolute superlative you need to specify the area where the person shows their best version.

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