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    Which is correct?

    Which is correct?


    1. They should prepare to deal the most crushing and deadly blow to the enemy.
    2. They should prepare to deal the most crushing and the deadliest blow to the enemy.
    3. They should prepare to deal the deadliest and the most crushing blow to the enemy.

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    Re: Which is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by motico View Post
    Which is correct?


    1. They should prepare to deal the most crushing and deadly blow to the enemy.
    2. They should prepare to deal the most crushing and the deadliest blow to the enemy.
    3. They should prepare to deal the deadliest and the most crushing blow to the enemy.
    They are all rather unpleasant and inflammatory.

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    Re: Which is correct?

    They're all grammatically correct. I prefer #1.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Which is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    They are all rather unpleasant and inflammatory.
    Why inflammatory? That's what Julius Caesar said to his troops before the campaigns against the Gallic tribes…

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    Re: Which is correct?

    Well, Caesar wasn't being affable and conciliatory, was he?

    He couldn't get much more inflammatory than that.

    Rover

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