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    (the most highly / the highest )

    She got the ------------- mark in class.
    1- most highly.
    2- highest.

    Which one is right and why ?

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    Re: (the most highly / the highest )

    'Highest' is correct. It's the superlative form of the adjective 'high'.

    'Most highly' is adverbial — not adjectival.

    'Of all the precious stones, the diamond is the most highly prized'.

    Rover

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    #3

    Re: (the most highly / the highest )

    How ??
    verb + adverb
    be + adjective

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    Re: (the most highly / the highest )

    Quote Originally Posted by alaaodeh View Post
    be + adjective
    The adjective can be modified by an adverb.

    verb + adverb
    Not necessarily: This fish tastes good.

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