5 Minute Grammar Lesson – Worse or Worst?

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Worse vs Worst. Today’s 5 Minute Grammar Lesson answers the question: Worse or Worst? Which word should you use when? Check back each Sunday for a new lesson!
Worse or Worst? Worse vs worst? Do you know the difference? If you're not sure, take 5 minutes and read this easy to understand explanation of these two pesky adjectives.

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5 Minute Grammar Lesson – Worse or Worst? Which one wins in worse vs worst?

Worse – 

The adjective WORSE is a comparative of bad, and means of inferior quality, more unfavorable, inferior quality.

Which is WORSE for you: blueberries or bacon?

His health got WORSE after he ate only bacon for four months.

Could her grammar be any WORSE?

It could always be a lot WORSE, you know.

Worst – 

The adjective WORST is superlative of bad. (If you’re wondering, a superlative adjective compares a bunch of nouns, generally three or more.) WORST means really, really bad. Incomparably bad, least skillful, most unsuitable, ect.

His mother’s cooking is the WORST.

My Escort, Robert Red Ford, was the WORST car I ever owned.

My WORST fears came true last November.

The WORST thing about flying is horrible turbulence.

What is the WORST grammar mistake you have ever seen?!

And if you thought this post was bad, just wait. It gets a lot worse. Have you seen WORSE / WORST errors? I’d love to hear. 

Worse or Worst 5 Minute Grammar Lesson

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And if you’re looking for helpful grammar resources, here are my top picks:

Grammarly – Instantly fix over 250 types of errors with this free web-based grammar checker!

Strunk & White Elements of Style

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Eats, Shoots, and Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation 

The Grammar Girl’s Quick & Dirty Tips for Better Writing

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Michelle Marine is the author of How to Raise Chickens for Meat, a long-time green-living enthusiast, and rural Iowa mom of four. She empowers families to grow and eat seasonal, local foods; to reduce their ecological footprint; and to come together through impactful travel.

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