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    Best singing

    1."That is the best singing I have heard in a while."

    2."That is one of the best singing I have heard in a while."


    Is gramatically correct to say #1 and #2?

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    Re: Best singing

    #1 is OK.
    #2 is not - "one of the best singing" doesn't work. If you want to use "one of", you'd have to say something like "He/she has one of the best singing voices I've heard in a while".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Best singing

    So "one of the best acting of all time" is wrong as well?

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    Re: Best singing

    Yes.

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    Re: Best singing

    You could say "That was one of the best examples/pieces of acting I have ever seen". If you want to use "of all time" at the end, it's more natural to claim that whatever it was was the best, not one of the best.

    He has one of the best voices I've ever heard.
    He has the best voice of all time.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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