besten does not need capitalization
I agree Duden is not very clear on this matter. http://www.duden.de/rechtschreibung/beste_Adjektiv
Looking at the examples, I think it does not need capitalization.
example Kleinscheibung: "dieser Wein ist der beste"
In another example capitalization is optional. Groß- oder Kleinschreibung: "er hat das aufs Beste/beste geregelt"
Besten should definitely be capitalised here.
beste Brot would mean best is an adjective and not capitalised, however die Besten is a noun and is definitely capitalised.
Another way to consider this is the Größe/große difference when comparing size.
die Größe = the size
größe Hund = large dog
well it would be correct if the adjective would refer to a noun like
- Wir sind die beste Gruppe !
- Wir sind das beste Team !
- Wir sind der beste Clan !
but because you refer to no noun it is
- Wir sind die besten !
it is just the superlative of adjectives
am größten, am besten, am kleinsten, am herrlichsten, schönsten etc. | they all end with -en
Agree. Superlatives are usually formed with -st, followed by a case ending if the adjective precedes a noun. Here, the superlative is being used as a verb complement, which comes after the verb and doesn't have a case ending. These adjectives used as superlative verb complements most often have the form am...sten. Exp.: 'Ein Mercedes wäre am teuersten'. 'A Mercedes would be the most expensive'.
'We are the best' was marked as incorrected because missing an exclamation mark?
Unlikely; Duolingo generally ignores punctuation entirely (except for "double quotes" and apostrophes ' ).
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