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    #1

    John draws the most beautifully

    Look at these two sentences. Which of them is correct?
    A. John draws the most beautifully of all hir classmates do.
    B. John draws the most beautifully of all hir classmates.

    In my opinion, do should be omitted. Most teachers claim that A is absolutely correct. If it isn't, would you please clarify the reason for me?

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    #2

    Re: John draws the most beautifully

    A doesn't work for me. It would work in the comparative- more beautifully than his classmates do.

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    #3

    Re: John draws the most beautifully

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    Look at these two sentences. Which of them is correct?
    A. John draws the most beautifully of all hir classmates do.
    B. John draws the most beautifully of all hir classmates.

    In my opinion, do should be omitted. Most teachers claim that A is absolutely correct. If it isn't, would you please clarify the reason for me?
    Who are these "most teachers" to whom you refer? I don't know any native speakers (teachers or otherwise) who think that "most beautifully ... than ... do" is correct. Note that you spelt "his" incorrectly in both sentences.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: John draws the most beautifully

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Who are these "most teachers" to whom you refer? [...]
    I assumed he meant most of his colleagues, given that he is an English Teacher.

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