Is it wrong to have 'the' in front of the word 'better'? Can someone help me sort this confusion out? Case in point: "Ella is the better of the two sisters" vs "Ella is the best of the two sisters". Grammarbook.com says that the former is correct and I agree. But a friend brought up an interesting point stating that one should never use 'the' in front of the comparative degree. But how about sentences like :
- Who is the better of the two?
- This is the better option.
- Be the better person.
As far as my knowledge goes I do not see anything grammatically incorrect in these sentences/questions and I believe the choice of words in this scenario depends on the context. Am I correct?