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    Of all sports he played

    Of all sports he played, ...... .

    1. he liked tennis least
    2. it was tennis which was least liked
    3. tennis was liked least by him
    4. tennis was disliked by him most


    Why not No.2 or No.4? (Answer key: No.1)

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    #2

    Re: Of all sports he played

    There's no reason at all to use the passive there.

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    #3

    Re: Of all sports he played

    The beginning should read "Of all the ​sports he played ..."
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Of all sports he played

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    The beginning should read "Of all the ​sports he played ..."
    I missed that.

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    #5

    Re: Of all sports he played

    I'd probably also say "... he liked tennis the least", although that's not one of the choices, of course.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: Of all sports he played

    Is it wrong to use least without "the" in such conditions?

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    #7

    Re: Of all sports he played

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    Is it wrong to use least without "the" in such conditions?
    No, it's not.

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    Re: Of all sports he played

    **Not a teacher**
    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    Is it wrong to use least without "the" in such conditions?
    For an exam, I would definitely choose "the least" over just "least", but then, your question paper has not provided that answer. With all respect to everyone concerned with the exam, I think the set of questions are terrible. I would really advise you to consult your teacher or principal or whoever responsible.

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    Re: Of all sports he played

    I thought Freeguy said he was going to dispense with this set of dodgy questions.

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