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    Default Could 'the most excellent' be a suitable synonym for 'the best'?

    Hi teachers,
    According to this sentence, 'He has the best job of all'. Could 'the most excellent' be a suitable synonym for 'the best'?

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    Default Re: Could 'the most excellent' be a suitable synonym for 'the best'?

    It doesn't really work for me- it sounds more like Bill and Ted than an exact synonym.

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    Default Re: Could 'the most excellent' be a suitable synonym for 'the best'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    It doesn't really work for me- it sounds more like Bill and Ted than an exact synonym.
    Hi,
    Thank you for your reply. Then, it should be, 'the finest, the greatest'.

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    Default Re: Could 'the most excellent' be a suitable synonym for 'the best'?

    Quote Originally Posted by learning54 View Post
    Hi,
    Thank you for your reply. Then, it should be, 'the finest, the greatest'.

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    I think "the greatest" or "the best" fit most with "job".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Could 'the most excellent' be a suitable synonym for 'the best'?

    Hi,
    I am a new learner.Could you help me explain the phrase "of all" in the sentence "
    "He has the best job of all"?
    Does it mean "of all jobs"? Can I drop "
    of all"?
    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Could 'the most excellent' be a suitable synonym for 'the best'?

    Quote Originally Posted by anhnha View Post
    Hi,
    I am a new learner.Could you help me explain the phrase "of all" in the sentence "
    "He has the best job of all"?
    Does it mean "of all jobs"? Can I drop "
    of all"?
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    Effectively, it means "He has the best job of all the jobs which exist" or "He has the best job of all the jobs we are talking about".

    There may be 20 different jobs within one company and one of the people in that company could have the best job of those 20 jobs. He/she might be said to have the best job of all, if the listener knows that you are talking about the jobs in that company.

    If you're talking about every job which exists, it's probably better to say "He has the best job in the world".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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