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Autor:  mhw
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Data:  09/DEZ/2021 9:31 AM
Assunto:  Happiest
 
Mensagem:  My two cents. I think that in her colleague's phrase what is expressed is her feeling with herself about being [the] happiest for being in the group of friends. You can see that she is not making a comparison of being the happiest among her group of friends. The construction of the superlative degree is nothing more than the comparison of one with all; while the comparison is one with the other. The superlative degree gives rise to the maximum comparison (the best), the best, etc., which I think is not suitable for comparison [with the group of friends]. She feels happiest while with her group of friends. It's not a comparison in my view, but a declaration of her feelings towards herself. During the time she is with the group of friends, she feels happiest, but does not indicate that she makes a comparison (the happiest) of being happier than the group of friends or for each friend in the group. Well, this is all just explanatory, which depends on the general context of the sentence. Sorry for any transcription errors.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Happiest  –  Ella  02/NOV/2021, 7:36 PM
Happiest  –  PPAULO  04/NOV/2021, 1:18 AM
Happiest  –  J.S.  04/NOV/2021, 9:55 AM
Happiest  –  PPAULO  04/NOV/2021, 11:17 AM
Happiest  –  PPAULO  04/NOV/2021, 11:22 AM
Happiest  –  J.S.  04/NOV/2021, 5:26 PM
Happiest JS  –  Ella  07/NOV/2021, 4:01 PM
Happiest JS  –  Tiago T.  07/NOV/2021, 5:51 PM
Happiest JS  –  J.S.  08/NOV/2021, 12:52 PM
Happiest PPaulo  –  Ella  07/NOV/2021, 3:58 PM
Happiest PPaulo  –  PPAULO  08/NOV/2021, 11:35 AM
 Happiest   –  mhw  09/DEZ/2021, 9:31 AM
Happiest PPaulo  –  PPAULO  08/NOV/2021, 11:57 AM

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