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    Smile to do what she loved most

    In 1992, Rowling left her job in England and went to Portugal. She moved to Portugal to have more time to do what she loved most--write.



    I wonder if I can say "the most" instead. If not, why not? Thanks.

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    Re: to do what she loved most

    Re: ...to do what she loved [to do/doing] most—write.
    Traditionally, if most is qualified, that is, defined either stated or implied, then the is usually added:
    ...to do what she loved (to do) the most in the word—write.

    implied
    ...to do what she loved (to do) the most (in the word)—write.

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    Re: to do what she loved most

    Thanks, Soup.
    I'm no wiser than before; could you shed more light?

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    Re: to do what she loved most

    Could you explain what the problem is?

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    Re: to do what she loved most

    Hi, Soup.
    Your first reply is a lot over my head; could you explain it in an easier way? Thanks.

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    Re: to do what she loved most

    OK.

    Ex: Of all the things she loved to do, the thing that she loved the most / (the) most (of all) was writing.

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    Re: to do what she loved most

    Thanks, Soup.
    I feel like I get it.

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