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which superlative is true : the most lovely or the loveliest?

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They're both correct.

If an adjective is one syllable, add "-er". If it's three or more syllables, use "more". If it's two syllables, you choose which to use.

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thanks

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As an American English-speaker, I would consider "most lovely" to be incorrect. I was taught that if you can use -er or -est it is incorrect or at least in bad form to use "more" or "most" instead. For example: "beautifuler" is not a real word, so you would say "more beautiful". "Loveliest" is a word, so you would not say "most lovely" (the exception being in older and more formal texts). You might be able to get away with it, but it is bad form in my opinion/experience for modern usage. Of course, this is simply my personal experience, and I could quite possibly be way off base.

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No, it's fine. Slightly literary and nuanced but perfectly correct. If it's an ELT exam, favour loveliest.

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"Most lovely" is fine, but "loveliest" certainly sounds more native.

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I think most lovely is okay, but perhaps is not as common as loveliest.

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