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    a most

    Hi.What does it mean that:
    "[...]capturinng all of you opponent's pieces can be a most effective way of winning the battle."
    I mean, what does 'a most' mean?I always thought that most is always preceeded by 'the'.Could you please explain the use of the indefinite article?

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: a most

    'Most' can mean 'very', as it does in 'a most effective way'.

    Other examples:

    'It was a most enjoyable evening.'

    'A most pleasant time was had by all.'



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