Is he not regretted grammatically correct?

In no way does it say “no way”

Why some words in German are also used incorrectly by native speakers

Don't copy it, please! While you are just getting to know the pitfalls of the German language, some native speakers are sometimes not even aware of their mistakes.

When someone tells you: "You are the only one." Then something is wrong. Maybe the person really likes you, but their grammar is wrong.

Only “only” is correct

Let's start this way: You know from mathematics that you cannot divide by zero. If no one wants any of the cake, there is simply no need to share it.

It is similar with the term “unique”. He describes that something only exists once.


If all the children have already been picked up by their parents except Lisa, then Lisa is the ONLY one who is still there.
Wrong: "Lisa is the only one left."
Why is that wrong?
“Single” cannot be increased. Imagine the nonsense: “only, only, only”.

This sentence fits more easily to our math example:

If Robin doesn't know the answer to the question, there is no way he can solve it. Not in “any way”.

Why is that?

If he has zero ideas, he cannot have zero to the power of x ideas. Zero to the power of x is still zero. “None” = zero. You cannot increase zero and neither can the word “none”.

Note: Nevertheless, you will come across the mistakes again and again in everyday life. Many people say “absolutely not” and want to express that they firmly deny something. It remains wrong, however, it says “no way”.

“None” and “only” are examples of “absolute” adjectives.

Verbs cannot be increased

There is a similar problem with verbs. If adverbs such as “most” or “mostly” are added to a Tu word, it is tempting to make a gross mistake.

People mistakenly phrase it like this:

"This t-shirt in my online shop is the most clicked."

You are now wondering what this sentence is supposed to tell you. Actually, the person just wanted to tell you that this one T-shirt has the highest number of viewers.

The correct sentence would be:

"This t-shirt in my online shop is the most clicked."

You sound like a native speaker when you say it like this:

“This t-shirt gets the most (most) clicks in my online shop."


Verbs cannot be increased. The adverb does the job. It shows how the do-word is carried out. That is why the German synonym for adverb is also “circumstance word”.

So that you better understand what is meant:

“Often clicked”, “more clicked”, “most clicked”

“Clicked” stays the same, only the circumstance word changes and describes how the click was made.

All clarity eliminated? The German language is very confusing from time to time. But: You can use it to express yourself very precisely. And German is in no way the only language in which “single” cannot be improved.

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