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.

  • 1
    consider migrating this to ell? – Omega Krypton Dec 25 '18 at 8:45
  • 1
    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
  • 1
    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

"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!

  • 2
    What about "latest"? – Mari-Lou A Dec 25 '18 at 8:51
  • 1
    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

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.