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# Last night the weather forecaster announced that this is the most rain

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Last night the weather forecaster announced that this is the most rainy season the area has had in the past decade.

A. this is the most rainy season the
B. this has been the most rainy season the
C. this was the most rainy season the
D. this is noted as the most rainy season the
E. this is the rainiest season the

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01 Aug 2019, 07:22

Why can't it be C?
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01 Aug 2019, 15:39
This is testing comparison. They are comparing the current rainy season to those over the past decade, hence the superlative must be used “-est” when comparing between two things while most rainy does the same job I believe, rainiest is more concise. Someone please correct me if I am wrong.

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02 Aug 2019, 09:11
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“Rainiest” is the superlative form of the adjective “rainy.” (“Rainier” is the comparative.) Using “most”/”more” plus the original adjective instead of its superlative/comparative form when it has one is incorrect with one-syllable adjectives and usually awkward with two-syllable adjectives.

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Why can't it be C?

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02 Aug 2019, 22:45
Last night the weather forecaster announced that this is the most rainy season the area has had in the past decade.

A. this is the most rainy season the
B. this has been the most rainy season the
C. this was the most rainy season the
D. this is noted as the most rainy season the
E. this is the rainiest season the

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Isnt there a verb tense mismatch in answer E.

I eliminated it as I thought, usage of simple present and past perfect in the same sentence is incorrect.

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