A word on Grammar:Prepositions after superlatives

After superlatives, we normally use two prepositions of and in

♥ we use in with a singular word referring to a place or group

I am the happiest woman in the world

Mary is the fastest player in the team

♥we use of before plurals, before time periods such as year/month

She’s the fastest tennis player of them all

Saturday is the best day of the week

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6 thoughts on “A word on Grammar:Prepositions after superlatives

  1. I completely agree with you. In English, there seems to be more exceptions to the rule than in any other language. And ” in my life” is one of them. Thanks for your comment!

  2. Honestly, I’ve seen Elderly people use in my life a lot and they are quite well educated, so even though the rule helps you remember it’s not 100 accurate, as it has its exceptions, and spoken English doesn’t tend to follow it at all. I’ve met many 70 – 100-year-olds and most of them would use in my life when talking about themselves.

  3. That might be the exception. This is English wat we are talking about here. Plenty of exceptions for every rule

  4. What about the example: “Today is the best day of my life.” Why is it “of” here?

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