Let’s say, there was a bar chart giving 2 different pieces of data for 3 groups.
If you needed to complete the sentence above with
a superlative adjective, what would you fill in the blank?
One could easily (and best) use “least/most/more” along with another descriptor that defines the noun “statistic“.
-Monkey was the most counted statistic.
-Monkey was the most predictable statistic.
Use of lone superlatives like “lowest“, “greatest“, or “highest” by themselves might work, but it becomes vague/unclear as to what the superlative refers (the count statistic, the animal category statistic, or the height of the bars in the chart).
-Monkey was the highest statistic.