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The superlative of sincere

Is the usage sincerest gratitude wrong?Can we use such in acknowledgements?
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In mathematics, when referring to pure numbers is largest or biggest correct?

When referring to a list of number is largest or biggest correct? For example, I want to find the biggest number in an array. Or should it be the largest number. Finally, would either biggest or ...
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'packed like sardines' vs. 'chock-a-block' [closed]

The fans were packed like sardines at the music festival. The fans were chock-a-block at the music festival. Are there differences in meaning between that two sentences? In a equal space, ...
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Is this superlative degree because of usage of most or is it positive degree?

Most of the rare plants are found in silent valley. Am confused as to which degree this sentence belongs, as it has the word 'most' which is superlative, but also the adjective, 'rare' is in ...
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“Brief” and “complete” — need an intermediate between them

Let's say you have some ideas and are going to share them on the Internet. You have a Twitter account, a blog and an ability to publish your thoughts in a magazine. You're writing three articles, all ...
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Does “No more” by necessity imply there was some before?

If I say "I have no more apples" do I have to have had some apples to begin with? Is there an instance where I could start with none and still say I had no more sensically?
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Good and bad - suppletive adjectives

In English, there are three suppletive adjectives: good, bad and far. Their comparative and superlative forms derive from different stems, i.e., we have best instead of *goodest, worse instead of ...