Most popular sport or highest popular ... why cant it be highest popular

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    Have you done any searches in dictionaries? Please edit your question to tell us what you found and why that still did not answer your question. – mdewey Jun 11 at 13:33
  • Because English doesn’t work that way. Do some basic research please! – FeliniusRex Jun 11 at 14:08
  • [Please correct your question: Why can't we or I or a speaker use etc.] – Lambie Jun 11 at 14:19

Because "highest" is an adjective and good to modify nouns, such as "popularity".

"Popular" is not a noun but an adjective and needs to be modified with an adverb. Just like you can't say "high popular", you can't say "highest popular" either.

That's why you say "high popularity" and "highly popular" and never the other way around.

You could say "most highly popular" if you really wanted. It would sound a little odd though.

  • Thank you very much ❤❤❤ – ish jaya Jun 12 at 14:09

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