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  1. Key Member
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    #1

    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.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

  2. Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    #2

    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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