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    Can you please check if these sentences are correct or not?

    Hi! teachers.

    (Q1) My first question is whether of not those two sentences below are gramatically correct. If both of them are gramatically correct, then which one is more commonly used among native speakers?

    The poorest are worst hit in a recession.
    The poorest are hit the worst in a recession.


    (Q2) Jerry Yang has become a name after the runaway success of Yahoo!.
    I'm also wondering if 'name' in the sentence above means a famons person, which is my second question. I think native speakers usually say 'big name' in order to refer to a famous person, but I'm curious if just 'name' alone can be used for a' famous person'.




    Thank you for your help in advance.


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    Re: Can you please check if these sentences are correct or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eureka View Post
    The poorest are worst hit in a recession.
    The poorest are hit the worst in a recession.
    To me, the first suggests that the worst suffering of the poorest occurs during a recession; the second suggest that nobody is hit harder than the poorest.

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    Re: Can you please check if these sentences are correct or not?

    5jj has given a good answer to Q1, so I'll only address Q2.

    It is more common to refer to someone well-known as 'a household name'.

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