Why is there not "the" in front of highest and lowest?
The upper timberline,like the snow line, is highest in the tropics and lowest in the Polar Regions.
Why is there not "the" in front of highest and lowest?这句话最高级前面为什么没有the?
Because “the highest in the tropics” would mean that among all the timberlines in the tropics, the upper timberline is the highest. What the sentence is expressing is that the upper timberline has its highest point in the tropics and its lowest point in the Polar Regions.
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March 1, 2017
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