Megan Taylor

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-est Ever?

I’ve got an editing dilemma. My editing teacher is a big fan of the word ever. As in biggest ever, longest ever, best ever.

I, on the other hand, argue that ‘ever’ in that context is redundant and unnecessary.

What’s your take on this?

  • How about something that adds some context, like the “biggest ball of twine in Minnesota,” or the “longest football game since the 1954 contest between the Gators and Hurricanes.”

    In my writing classes, profs advised against, uh, ever, using superlatives.

  • How about something that adds some context, like the “biggest ball of twine in Minnesota,” or the “longest football game since the 1954 contest between the Gators and Hurricanes.”

    In my writing classes, profs advised against, uh, ever, using superlatives.

  • Ryan, I like that. Thanks!

  • Ryan, I like that. Thanks!

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