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    #1

    reformulate the sentence please

    I'm trying to write a little guide for Bangkok in Thailand but stuck at one formulation i fail to put together.

    I originally wrote:
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    Bangkok’s skytrain (BTS) holds some “most”. It is the fastest and most popular mode of transportation.
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    I realize that the sentence above is quite idiotic so i hope you will help me rephrase it in a way i can safely publish it. I tried to convey the idea that Bangkok's skytrain hold some of superlatives / tags that can be expressed as "most"/ "mosts" (or best). How would you formulate the first sentence in the context?
    a lot appreciated

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    Re: reformulate the sentence please

    Quote Originally Posted by jirikoo View Post
    I'm trying to write a little guide for Bangkok in Thailand but stuck at one formulation i fail to put together.

    I originally wrote:
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    Bangkok’s skytrain (BTS) holds some “most”. It is the fastest and most popular mode of transportation.
    -----------------------------------

    I realize that the sentence above is quite idiotic so i hope you will help me rephrase it in a way i can safely publish it. I tried to convey the idea that Bangkok's skytrain hold some of superlatives / tags that can be expressed as "most"/ "mosts" (or best). How would you formulate the first sentence in the context?
    a lot appreciated
    I can't think of an English word that belongs here. Perhaps:
    Bangkok’s skytrain (BTS) is one of the city's pluses.
    Since you go on to list these "mosts", it really doesn't have to appear in the introductory sentence.

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    Re: reformulate the sentence please

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I can't think of an English word that belongs here. Perhaps:
    Bangkok’s skytrain (BTS) is one of the city's pluses.
    Since you go on to list these "mosts", it really doesn't have to appear in the introductory sentence.
    Raymott, thanks for your input. Is the word "mosts" grammatically correct, anyway?? Sure, it does not appear in dictionaries neither does the google browser seem to accept it...

    cheers mate

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    Re: reformulate the sentence please

    i was also thinking of such a structure as The skytrain boasts the attributes "best", "most" ... does it make a sense?

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    Re: reformulate the sentence please

    Quote Originally Posted by jirikoo View Post
    i was also thinking of such a structure as The skytrain boasts the attributes "best", "most" ... does it make a sense?
    No, "mosts" is not correct. Nor is this suggestion.
    You can't have an attribute "best" or "most" unless you have an adjective to go with it. How about:
    Many superlatives have been applied to the BTS.
    The BTS has had many superlatives applied to it.
    Maybe you could get by with:
    The BTS has many superlatives. (I personally wouldn't write this, but we're talking about a guide book).

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    Re: reformulate the sentence please

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    No, "mosts" is not correct. Nor is this suggestion.
    You can't have an attribute "best" or "most" unless you have an adjective to go with it. How about:
    Many superlatives have been applied to the BTS.
    The BTS has had many superlatives applied to it.
    Maybe you could get by with:
    The BTS has many superlatives. (I personally wouldn't write this, but we're talking about a guide book).
    much appreciate, i eventually put it this way

    skytrain boasts some of the superlatives in Bangkok

    although i'm still missing an adjunct that would boosts the "superlatives"

    maybe "best", "great"? - "the best superlatives..."

    how would you modify the noun "superlative"

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    Re: reformulate the sentence please

    Quote Originally Posted by jirikoo View Post
    much appreciate, i eventually put it this way

    skytrain boasts some of the superlatives in Bangkok

    although i'm still missing an adjunct that would boosts the "superlatives"

    maybe "best", "great"? - "the best superlatives..."

    how would you modify the noun "superlative"
    By following it with your original sentence: It is the fastest and most popular mode of transportation. (And whatever other superlatives it possesses).

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