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please help me in this regard, I have searched a lot on Google but did not able to find the answer. Your help will be highly appreciated.

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    consider migrating this to ell? – Omega Krypton Dec 25 '18 at 8:45
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    Closely related: Late “latter” last – Mari-Lou A Dec 25 '18 at 8:50
  • I think that phrases such as second last and third last could function as comparatives in this case. – Jason Bassford Dec 25 '18 at 8:51
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    I see, it's you. Where did you find the explanation in your answer? P.S. You can post an answer to your own question, but please attribute it to the source. – Mari-Lou A Dec 25 '18 at 10:10
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"Last" is an adjective that has no comparative. superlative forms as last already has the meaning of the most bottom, behind, etc.

Hope this helps!

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    What about "latest"? – Mari-Lou A Dec 25 '18 at 8:51
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    latest is the superlative of late, as far as i know – Omega Krypton Dec 25 '18 at 8:52
  • I'm nudging you to make your answer more complete.... – Mari-Lou A Dec 25 '18 at 8:53
  • I am bit confused whether it's positive and comparative are Late and Latter. – Saifullah Dec 25 '18 at 8:53
  • This answer is incorrect. Late is a superlative that does have a corresponding comparative degree (latter) and also arguably a positive degree (late). There are very few superlatives in English that do not have corresponding comparatives (first, utmost, etc.). – Janus Bahs Jacquet Dec 25 '18 at 11:11

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