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    I'm the one that loves you best

    Hello guys,
    I don't know but some guys laugh at this sentence:
    I'm the one that loves you best.
    (It's taken from Timbaland's song: The Way I Are ).
    Yes, as you can assume, its grammar is not so good


    But what's so wrong about the part with "best"?
    I know that, "I'm the one who loves you more." is also okay.

    Cheers!

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    Re: I'm the one that loves you best

    Which word do these laughing guys like best in place of 'best' then?

    Definition of best adverb from Cambridge Dictionary Online: Free English Dictionary and Thesaurus

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    Smile Re: I'm the one that loves you best

    I think itz all right ,Y u thnk ppl laugh at this?

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    Re: I'm the one that loves you best

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post

    But what's so wrong about the part with "best"?
    I know that, "I'm the one who loves you more." is also okay.

    Cheers!

    There's nothing wrong with "best." There may be ten guys competing for your love, but none of them love you more/better/with their whole heart than I do.

    Maybe a purist would say that it's hard to qualify the expertise with which one loves, but this is a common enough thing to say and talk of who loves who more is rarely going to be the topic of formal writing!
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: I'm the one that loves you best

    It's fine to me too- you could use 'most', but I can't see anything wrong with it.

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