Study the following examples:

Have a nice cup of tea! <= Have a cup of nice tea!)

The horse has a good set of legs = The horse has a set of good

legs .

He keeps a good wicket <= He keeps wicket well).

She packs a mean punch = She packs a punch meanly, i.e. hard").

False Comparatives and Superlatives

Some adjectives are uncomparable. It is permissible to say or write 'nearly perfect', 'almost perfect', 'not quite perfect', but not 'more' or 'most perfect.' American English is more tolerant of these forms, but try to avoid saying or writing 'more' or 'most' . . .

absolute, basic, certain, complete, devoid, empty, entire, essential, eternal, everlasting-, excellent, fatal, final, full, fundamental, harmless, ideal, immortal, impassible, incomparable, inevitable, inferior, infinite, major, meaningless, minor, mortal, obvious,  perfect, possible, preliminary, primary, principal, pure, sufficient, superior, superlative, supreme, sure <= convinced), torn., ultimate, unique, universal, utter, vital, whole, worthless.


There are two meanings of 'hopefully1. First 'hoping, full of hope1: She sat there waiting hopefully for the telephone to ring. To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive <R.L.