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He is a most clever boy.

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#1454140

linked by CK, 2012-02-25 02:28

#1454141

linked by CK, 2012-02-25 02:28

Sentence #67979

eng
He is a most clever boy.

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eng
That boy is very clever.
eng
That boy is very smart.
jpn
あの男の子は大変賢い子だ。
dan
Den dreng er meget klog.
epo
Tiu knabo estas tre ruza.
fra
Ce garçon est très intelligent.
fra
Ce garçon est très habile.
fra
Ce garçon est très ingénieux.
fra
Ce garçon est très dégourdi.
hun
Az a fiú nagyon okos.
ita
Quel ragazzo è molto intelligente.
jpn
あの子はとても頭が良いです。
lat
Ille puer valde intelligens est.
lat
Ille puer intelligentissimus est.
mar
तो मुलगा खूप हुशार आहे.
nld
Die jongen is erg slim.
por
Esse menino é muito esperto.
por
Aquele menino é muito esperto.
rus
Тот мальчик очень умный.
rus
Тот парень очень умный.
rus
Тот парень очень умён.
spa
Ese niño es muy inteligente.
tlh
valqu' loDHomvetlh.
tur
Şu çocuk çok zekidir.
tur
Şu çocuk çok akıllıdır.

Comments

odexed 2014-10-10 10:56, edited 2014-10-10 10:56 link permalink

Do you think very clever or smart really can be linked to a most clever?

CK 2014-10-10 10:58 link permalink

It's OK with me to unlink them, though they basically mean the same thing.
Does anybody else have an opinion on this?

odexed 2014-10-10 10:59 link permalink

For example, Tom can be very clever but as clever as others, but he can be the most clever boy in the class. I don't think it's the same.

CK 2014-10-10 11:01 link permalink

"A most clever" and "the most clever" aren't the same.

odexed 2014-10-10 11:04 link permalink

So, what is the difference? I tried to google it but I didn't find anything.

CK 2014-10-10 11:04 link permalink

To me this sentence is old-fashioned. We still occasionally see this kind of thing written, though. It's the kind of thing that is useful for a foreign language student to recognize, but probably not actually use themselves.

CK 2014-10-10 11:06 link permalink

"The most clever" means he's more clever than any other boy.
"A most clever" means he's very clever.

odexed 2014-10-10 13:00 link permalink

Thank you for this explanation.