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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    Question 6 best or best 6

    Hello

    I just received an English mail including the following text :

    The 6 Best Translation Apps for Language Learners

    In my language (Dutch) this should be wrong because there's only 1 best ... we use : The best 6 translations ....

    Is it a correct usage in English?

    Kind regards
    Jo

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    #2

    Re: 6 best or best 6

    Welcome to the forum, Iterbeke.

    Both versions are equally acceptable to me - with no difference in meaning.

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    #3

    Re: 6 best or best 6

    I much prefer "The six best translation apps".
    I am not a teacher.

  4. Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    #4

    Re: 6 best or best 6

    Quote Originally Posted by Iterbeke View Post
    Is it a correct usage in English?
    Very few people would be bothered by it.

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    #5

    Re: 6 best or best 6

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Very few people would be bothered by it.
    Would anyone? It seems completely natural and correct to me.
    I am not a teacher.

  6. Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    #6

    Re: 6 best or best 6

    There's always someone who worries about these things.

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