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    Could you please find a mistake in this sentence?
    -Although most known for her prose works, Maya Angelou also published several collections of poetry.

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    Default Re: Please find a mistake.

    * Not a teacher

    I think there's something wrong with 'most known' in spite of the fact that I have found few hits for 'most known' on both COCA and BNC. Could you give it a try before I tell you my opinion?

    Also, I would use the present perfect (I have just checked Wikipedia and the writer is still alive). But this is just my choice.

    ... Maya Angelou has also published...
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    Just a language lover who is majoring in English.

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    Default Re: Please find a mistake.

    Quote Originally Posted by SirGod View Post
    I think there's something wrong with 'most known'...
    I agree. I'd go for 'best known'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirGod View Post
    * Not a teacher

    I think there's something wrong with 'most known' in spite of the fact that I have found few hits for 'most known' on both COCA and BNC. Could you give it a try before I tell you my opinion?

    Also, I would use the present perfect (I have just checked Wikipedia and the writer is still alive). But this is just my choice.

    ... Maya Angelou has also published...
    Thanks!
    Sorry. The key is A but I don't know why.
    I think that HAS ALSO PUBLISHED or ALSO PUBLISHED is not important.

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    Default Re: Please find a mistake.

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    I agree. I'd go for 'best known'.
    Thanks!
    But I think that BEST&MOST KNOWN are the same.
    best(adv) (OALD)
    1 most; to the greatest extent
    - Which one do you like best?


    most(adv)(OALD)
    2 to the greatest degree
    -What did you enjoy (the) most?

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    Default Re: Please find a mistake.

    Quote Originally Posted by hoangkha View Post
    Thanks!
    But I think that BEST&MOST KNOWN are the same.
    best(adv) (OALD)
    1 most; to the greatest extent
    - Which one do you like best?


    most(adv)(OALD)
    2 to the greatest degree
    -What did you enjoy (the) most?
    Perhaps the same by definition, but in my experience/recollection and with "known", "best" is best.

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    Default Re: Please find a mistake.

    Besides, they are not the same:
    'most known' would be the superlative of 'known'.
    'best known' is the superlative of 'well known'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Besides, they are not the same:
    'most known' would be the superlative of 'known'.
    'best known' is the superlative of 'well known'.
    - She is best known for her work on the human brain.
    know - Definition and pronunciation | Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary at OxfordLearnersDictionaries.com
    In this sentence KNOWN is the past participle of TO KNOW, so BEST KNOWN isn't the superlative of WELL KNOWN(adj).
    Maybe BEST KNOWN is the best answer.
    Thank you all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoangkha View Post
    In this sentence KNOWN is the past participle of TO KNOW, so BEST KNOWN isn't the superlative of WELL KNOWN(adj).
    She is well known for her work on the child abuse.
    She is better known for her work on the child abuse than for her political activities.
    She is best known for her work on the human brain.

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