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  1. suprunp's Avatar
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    #1

    much the most

    It has been found that in BrE the simple will/shall construction is much the most usual, followed by the simple present construction.
    (A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language)

    What is the difference between 'the most...' and 'much the most...'?

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: much the most

    Not much ( no pun intended ). I'd have said "the most usual".

    John

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    #3

    Re: much the most

    It's the most usual construction by far or by a long way.

    Other constructions are a lot less common.

    Rover

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