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Hi Brian Connelly!

As theory, we use long adjective with the most (like the most beautiful girl). However, on the Telegraph newspaper, I see them use "the most tested plane ever" (

I don't understand why. Can you help me?


Ngan Tran

Hi Ngan!

Sorry for the late response, but thank you for your patience!

"Tested" is a past participle, and past participles can act as adjectives, so it can be used with "most" to make it a superlative adjective.

Also, we don't only use long adjectives with "most".  For example, we say "most fun", even though fun is a short adjective.  :)

Hope that helps!  Take care!


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I can answer pretty much any question a student might have about English; about grammar, vocabulary, meanings of words, phrases, expressions or idioms, pronunciation, etc. I can answer questions about how to learn or study English better, how to improve certain aspects of communication (listening, writing, speaking, etc), about why we have certain rules.


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