The earlier or the earliest?

I need someone who can explain me the rule. Is it correct to say " the earlier you come the better it is"? Or should I say "the earliest you come the best it is"? Which of the two is the best? Is it correct to put the article in front of "earlier"? What is the differenc ein meaning... show more I need someone who can explain me the rule.
Is it correct to say " the earlier you come the better it is"? Or should I say "the earliest you come the best it is"?
Which of the two is the best?
Is it correct to put the article in front of "earlier"?
What is the differenc ein meaning between these two sentences?
Thanks so much for your help!
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