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    In a/the best position

    Hi teachers

    Should I write "Which parities are in the best position to benefit?" or "Which parties are in a best position to benefit?"

    Please advise

    Cheers

    Holden

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    Re: In a/the best position

    Use the.

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    Re: In a/the best position

    Quote Originally Posted by holdenenglish View Post
    Please advise.
    In general, which sounds correct to you, "a best" or "the best".

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    #4

    Re: In a/the best position

    Holden, have you heard the expression "Only one can be the best"?
    Not a professional teacher

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