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    navi tasan is offline Key Member
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    I most want to help

    Are these sentences both correct:
    1-These are the people I want to help most.
    2-These are the people I most want to help.


    I think "1" can mean the same as "2' but it could also mean: I want to help them more than I help anyone else.

    "Best" could modify both "want" or "to help". The sentence is ambiguous, although probably in real life the difference would not be really important.

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Re: I most want to help

    I would say yes to both questions and assume that best is a typo and should read most.

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