complete


complete
   Partridge includes complete in his list of false comparatives-that is, words that do not admit of comparison, such as ultimate and eternal (one thing cannot be "more ultimate" or "more eternal" than another). Technically, he is right, and you should take care not to modify complete needlessly. But there are occasions when it would be pedantic to carry the stricture too far. As William and Mary Morris note, there can be no real objection to "This is the most complete study to date of that period." Use it, but use it judiciously.

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