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    This is a/the most important lesson (using articles)

    The same example in two different books is treated in a different manner. Could you please tell me that if both are correct or anyone is wrong.

    This is ...............most important lesson, which we will have to study very carefully.
    Answer 1:-A (explanation given in book is that :-"The most" is used in superlative degree whereas "A most" is used in positive degree.)
    Answer 2:-The
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    Re: Regarding the use of articles ,please help me

    So let me get this straight.

    Book A says "This is a most important lesson which we will have to study very carefully".
    Book B says "This is the most important lesson which we will have to study very carefully".

    1. The word "most" should not be capitalised.
    2. I don't like either sentence without a comma after "lesson".
    3. They are both grammatically acceptable but they have different meanings.

    Additionally, please give your threads more useful titles. Titles should include some or all of the words you are querying. A good title for this would have been "This is a/the most important lesson".
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 06-Sep-2014 at 19:11.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Regarding the use of articles ,please help me

    I have made the corrections. Thanks for your valuable suggestion. :)

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