Results 1 to 2 of 2
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Hong Kong
      • Current Location:
      • Hong Kong

    • Join Date: Jun 2008
    • Posts: 2,139
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    We should vote for the better/best candidate.

    If there are two candidates in a by-election, do we say "We should vote for the better candidate" OR "We should vote for the best candidate"?

    Thanks.

  1. 5jj's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic

    • Join Date: Oct 2010
    • Posts: 28,135
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: We should vote for the better/best candidate.

    Purists insist that only 'better' is correct, but they are ignored by many native speakers.

Similar Threads

  1. a candidate
    By özlemlonging in forum Teaching English
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 15-Oct-2009, 15:04
  2. [Grammar] many a candidate
    By pedro8686 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 26-Aug-2009, 13:36
  3. [General] They are not allowed to vote. An Indian must not vote
    By vil in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 26-Jul-2008, 18:53
  4. candidate
    By jirikoo in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 28-Aug-2007, 17:00

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •