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    elena shubik is offline Newbie
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    Default the most favorite thing or just the favorive thing

    Hello,

    Can I say 'the most favorite thing' or 'my most favorite thing' if ever?

    and one more qquestion:

    which of the sentences is correct:
    It is required that workload for the staff should be reduced.
    It is required that workload for the staff be reduced.

    or probably both are wrong altogether.
    Thank you

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    Default Re: the most favorite thing or just the favorive thing

    When you say 'my most favorite thing' you're implying that is the most favorite thing for YOU.

    Playing golf is the most favorite thing for many people, while my most favorite thing is to play basketball. Can you notice the difference?:)
    Last edited by Atomcic; 12-Sep-2013 at 19:22.

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    Default Re: the most favorite thing or just the favorive thing

    Quote Originally Posted by elena shubik View Post
    Can I say 'the most favorite thing' or 'my most favorite thing' if ever?
    As 'favourite' (British spelling) means 'most liked', 'most favourite' is not generally considered to be good style. However, you will definitely hear it.

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    Default Re: the most favorite thing or just the favorive thing

    5JJ, so saying the most favorite thing is actually incorrect? Or it is correct but considered as a weak grammar?

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    Default Re: the most favorite thing or just the favorive thing

    Quote Originally Posted by elena shubik View Post
    Hello,

    Can I say 'the most favorite thing' or 'my most favorite thing' if ever? When used as an adjective nowadays, favorite means 'liked or preferred over all others.' Therefore, to say 'most favorite' would be redundant.

    and one more qquestion:

    which of the sentences is correct:
    It is required that workload for the staff should be reduced.
    It is required that workload for the staff be reduced. This is fine in AmE.

    or probably both are wrong altogether.
    Thank you
    Henry

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    Default Re: the most favorite thing or just the favorive thing

    Some examiners would mark it down as incorrect.

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    Default Re: the most favorite thing or just the favorive thing

    elena, welcome to the forums.

    Please ask unrelated questions in separate threads.

    Rover

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