Can we use the with best?

Can we use the with best?

We can choose either ‘the’ or ‘no article’, with no change in meaning: She is (the) most beautiful. This café is (the) best. John and Lisa are (the) most intelligent.

What do you call words like always and never?

I would say those are temporal adverbs. Syntactically, this phrase, just like always or never (which are syntactically single-word phrases), functions as an adverbial, a phrase which modifies a verb or clause – but here we are at a different level, because this is a grammatical function, not a word class.

Can we use the before Best?

Adding to the confusion is the fact that although best is usually an adjective, it can be an adverb or a noun or even a verb. Second, as you know, English requires the use of the definite article the before singular and plural nouns to refer to a particular member of a group.

Which article is used with best?

If the noun phrase modified by best follows best, then you normally use the article, e.g., “Here are the five choices. This is the best choice”. If it doesn’t, then you can omit the article, e.g., “Here are the five choices. This is {best / the best}”.

What is the article before woman?

The correct article before “woman” is “a”; therefore, “a woman” is correct because “woman” starts with a consonant sound; it does not start with a vowel sound. (Vowel sounds are those sounds that originate in the back of the throat and are usually produced with the vowels, “a, e, i, o, u.”)

What is the article before Apple?

The article “a” appears before singular nouns starting with a consonant sound. For example, “I ate a banana.” The article “an” comes before singular nouns beginning with a vowel sound. For example, “Give me an apple.”