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  1. 1. English Item 04-10 Worse vs Worst Adjectives have three forms: simple, comparative, superlative Examples: red, redder, reddest long, longer, longest www.upcatreview.com Source: EnglishForums.com
  2. 2. English Item 04-10 Worse vs Worst Many adjectives are irregular, Examples: good, better, best bad, worse , worst www.upcatreview.com Source: EnglishForums.com
  3. 3. English Item 04-10 Worse vs Worst Your choice between these two words is the choice between the comparative and superlative forms. www.upcatreview.com Source: EnglishForums.com
  4. 4. English Item 04-10 Worse vs Worst They are not really interchangeable. If you're thinking of the phrase " if worse comes to worse/worst ," there is much confusion about it, and it's probably reached the status of an idiom with two variations. www.upcatreview.com Source: EnglishForums.com
  5. 5. English Item 04-10 Worse vs Worst If language followed logic, it would always be "if worse comes to worst," because "worst" is the superlative, so you go from something comparatively bad ("worse") to something as bad as things can bet ("worst"). But language doesn't always follow logic. That's part of the fun . www.upcatreview.com Source: EnglishForums.com
  6. 6. English Item 04-10 Worse vs Worst In most, if not all, other uses the words are not interchangeable. "Worse" needs an implied or stated comparison. " John is a bad athlete, but Max is worse ." " This painting is even worse than your last one ." www.upcatreview.com Source: EnglishForums.com
  7. 7. English Item 04-10 Worse vs Worst "Worst" means as bad as it can get worse than everything else. " Max is the worst athlete I know ." " Of all your paintings, this one is the worst ." Switch from one to another in any of my examples and you wind up with near nonsense. www.upcatreview.com Source: EnglishForums.com
  8. 8. English Item 04-10 Worse vs Worst "Bad" and "worse" have different etymologies but became attached to other at some point long ago, just as did, say, "go" and "went." Also, "worse" and "worst" sound more alike than do most pairs of comparative and superlative forms. www.upcatreview.com Source: EnglishForums.com
  9. 9. English Item 04-10 Worse vs Worst So the confusion is understandable. But, idioms aside, their grammar is clear and they are differentiable. www.upcatreview.com Source: EnglishForums.com
  10. 10. Worse vs Worst   English Item 04-05 www.upcatreview.com Source: EnglishForums.com should be “worst”

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