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    What is the most you love about him?

    What is the most your love about him?

    Are there any problems with above sentences? Please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    What is the most you love about him?

    What is the most your love about him?

    Are there any problems with above sentences? Please.
    Perhaps you mean:
    "What is it that you love most about him?"
    "What is it about him that you love the most?"

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    My sentences are totally wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    My sentences are totally wrong?
    They sound wrong to me. What are they intended to mean?

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    The most I can hope for is a passing grade.

    What is the most you love about him?

    I copied the first sentence from the dictionary. So, I can't figure out why the second one is wrong? Please.
    Last edited by puzzle; 29-Sep-2009 at 14:17.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    The most I can hope for is a passing grade.

    What is it the most you love about him?


    I copied the first sentence from the dictionary. So, I can't figure out why the second one is wrong? Please.
    There's nothing wrong with the sentence you copied from the dictionary.
    But you haven't answered my question about what you mean by the second sentence.
    Also, I don't see why you think these sentences are cognate.

    "The most I can love about him is his bank account.
    "
    is acceptable, and similar in a way to your dictionary sentence.

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    Re: Grammar

    The most I can hope for is a passing grade.

    Passing grade is the most I can hope for.

    What is the most I can hope for?

    What is the most you love about him?

    According to the dictionary, the "most" in the first sentence used as a noun. I think the "most" in the last sentence can be used as the noun too and just means "what is it you love most (adv.)about him?" So, why is it wrong? Pls.
    Last edited by puzzle; 29-Sep-2009 at 14:53.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    The most I can hope for is a passing grade.

    Passing grade is the most I can hope for.

    What is the most I can hope for?

    What is the most you love about him?

    According to the dictionary, the "most" in the first sentence used as a noun. I think the "most" in the last sentence can be used as the noun too and just means "what is it you love most (adv.)about him?" So, why is it wrong? Pls.
    I've asked you twice what you mean by this sentence, and twice you've not answered.

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    The most I can hope for is a passing grade.

    What is the most you love about him?


    According to the dictionary, the "most" in the first sentence used as a noun. I think the "most" in the last sentence can be used as the noun too and just means "what is it you love most (adv.)about him?" So, why is it wrong? Pls.

    See, I have answered your question.You use "most" as an adv while I use it as a noun.

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    Re: Grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    The most I can hope for is a passing grade.

    What is the most you love about him?


    According to the dictionary, the "most" in the first sentence used as a noun. I think the "most" in the last sentence can be used as the noun too and just means "what is it you love most (adv.)about him?" So, why is it wrong? Pls.

    See, I have answered your question.You use "most" as an adv while I use it as a noun.
    "Most" in the first sentence has an obvious referent - the grade you are going to get. It is a declarative statement. You are asserting what "most" refers to.
    There is no such referent in the second sentence.
    Compare this sentence: "What is the most you hope about the exam?"
    It has the same problem as your second sentence. The only possible answer to this sentence is "Huh?" (or variants of this), or "the most what?".

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