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    like the most/like most/like best

    Of all fruits,I like apples the most.

    Of all fruits,I like apples most.

    Of all fruits,I like apples best.

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    Are all the above sentences correct? Thank you.

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    Re: like the most/like most/like best

    Quote Originally Posted by stitusandrews View Post
    Not all the sentences are correct. When you use a superlative, make sure to use the definite article "the"

    Example:

    He is the best player (Good - better - best)
    John is the worst student in the class. (bad - worse - worst)

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    MORE ABOUT SUPERLATIVES. THIS MIGHT HELP


    Two, Three or More Syllable Adjectives

    place 'more' before the adjective

    Example: interesting - more interesting / difficult - more difficult

    Example Sentences

    London is more expensive than Madrid.
    This test is more difficult than the last test.

    Here is a chart showing how to construct the superlative form in English:

    One Syllable Adjectives

    place 'the' before the adjective and add '-est' to end of the adjective (Note: double the final consonant if preceded by a vowel)

    Example: cheap - the cheapest / hot - the hottest / high - the highest

    Example Sentences

    Today is the hottest day of the summer.
    This book is the cheapest I can find.

    Two, Three or More Syllable Adjectives

    place 'the most' before the adjective

    Example: interesting - the most interesting / difficult - the most difficult

    Example Sentences

    London is the most expensive city in England.
    That is the most beautiful painting here.

    Two Syllable Adjectives Ending in '-y' place 'the' before the adjective and remove the 'y' from the adjective and add 'iest'

    Example: happy - the happiest / funny - the funniest

    Example Sentences

    New York is the noisiest city in the USA.
    He is the most important person I know.

    After reading your reply, I made a new search on Internet and got this one:
    I like it the most/I like it the best - WordReference Forums, which looks like the article 'the' is optional according to some.

    Do you still think 'the' must be there before a superlative form that actually modifies a verb?

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