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    the more important/the most important

    Hello again!

    -I truly believe that of the two benefits outlined above, to be open-minded about different ways of thinking is the more important for a country.

    -I truly believe that of the two benefits outlined above, to be open-minded about different ways of thinking is the most important for a country.

    When is correct to use more important and the most important? and which sentence is right?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Which one is correct?

    The word "more" is a comparative. (You are comparing two things.) The word "most" is a superlative. (You are comparing more than two things.)

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    Re: Which one is correct?

    so, as I am comparing two benefits, it would be right "the more important", wouldn't it? It looks weird for me to write the more important.

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    Re: Which one is correct?

    Yes, you are right. Between two things, one might be more important. (I wanted you to figure it out for yourself, and you did.)

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    Re: Which one is correct?

    You don't have to use "the" there. For example, you could say:

    Between these two things this one is more important.

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    Re: Which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by worledit View Post
    So, as I am comparing two benefits, it would be right to use "the more important", wouldn't it? It looks weird for me to write the more important.
    See above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: the more important/the most important

    Please note that I have changed your thread title.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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