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    Default "most number of"

    Is this correct?

    They have the most number of graduating students.

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    Default Re: "most number of"

    In a word - yes!

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    Default Re: "most number of"

    Quote Originally Posted by Coffa
    In a word - yes!
    In that case, what would be the positive and comparative forms of 'most' in that context?

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    Default Re: "most number of"

    You'd posbably use something different like 'higher number'.

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    Default Re: "most number of"

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    You'd posbably use something different like 'higher number'.
    In an exercise, the following items were given:

    Many students graduate from...
    ______ students graduate from...
    The ______ number of students graduate from...

    The answer in the second item is 'more', of course. I'm not sure how to explain the fact that in the first two sentences, the adjectives modify plural nouns, while in the third sentence, the noun is singular. How do I explain the concept of 'number' in that context?

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    Default Re: "most number of"

    You could just say 'the most students', so it's still a plural.

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