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    I like "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" the best of my books.

    Hello.

    One of my students wrote in her writing assignment:

    I like "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" the best in my books.

    I know the appropriate preposition for the latter part of the sentence above is 'of':

    I like "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" the best of my books.

    However, I'm not sure if it's OK to say "of my books".
    The intended meaning here is "I like the book the best of all the books that I have/possess/own."

    Would it be better if it were "I like 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' the best of all (of) my books"?

    Thank you.

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    Re: I like "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" the best of my books.

    I would say 'Among my books, I like "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" most'.

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    Re: I like "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" the best of my books.

    Of all my books, I like 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' best.

    You say you like something better rather than you like something more. Notice 'best' is without 'the'.

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    Re: I like "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" the best of my books.

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post

    You say you like something better rather than you like something more. Notice 'best' is without 'the'.

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    Thank you, tedmc.

    I think 'more' and 'most' are acceptable in this construction, and I agree that 'the' is optional.


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