Function 2: Linking clauses together
Like comparative adjectives, superlative adjectives are sometimes used to link two clauses together. The person or thing being described is not indicated in the same clause as the superlative adjective, but in a previous clause.
Pregnant smokers are only one of the groups of people to be targeted - but they are the most crucial.
'Three different types of Irish lace were made in America,' says Judith. 'Traditional Irish lace is the most difficult.'
Republic Street is where the Maltese like to promenade and where cafe society thrives. Cordina is the most famous, a popular coffee house with addictive patisserie.
Not all the competitions mean a lot - those in Paris and Bordeaux are the most important ones in France.
The first pizzeria opened in the 1830s, and the flavourings were much as they are now. Tomatoes, introduced from the New World a century before, were the most popular, along with cheese, basil, oil and anchovies.
There is no doubt that she is one of the most beautiful young women on the screen. She also is one of the least talented.