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    #1

    a grammar question

    Hi teachers!

    what is the answer in this question?

    A:Do you like skiing?
    B:Yes. Actually, skiing has become ( ).

    1.one of my favorite sports
    2.one of my most favorite sports

    thanks in advance!


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    #2

    Re: a grammar question

    Which is your choice?


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    #3

    Re: a grammar question

    Hi GRINKL (Mr. or Miss?)
    As a matter of fact, the right answer is 1., provided that the word 'favorite' (in England 'favourite') implies in an explicit singularity. It's impossible having two or more favorite sports. The favorite one is unique among others.

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    #4

    Re: a grammar question

    Quote Originally Posted by frvianna View Post
    Hi GRINKL (Mr. or Miss?)
    As a matter of fact, the right answer is 1., provided that the word 'favorite' (in England 'favourite') implies in an explicit singularity.
    It's impossible having two or more favorite sports. I don't agree. One can have two or more sports that one likes equally well and also likes them more than other sports.

    Although native speakers will say both sentences #1 and #2, I agree that #1 is better because it is more logical. It is very questionable to talk about different levels of favorite sports; it is better to talk about one or more favorite sports and other sports that you like but don't like as much as your favorite one(s).
    2006


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    #5

    Re: a grammar question

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Which is your choice?
    sorry for late reply because of time gap.
    I heard that many people used most favorite or more favorite in the conversation, but also I think the word favorite has the meaning of superlative in itself . That's why I was confused.


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    #6

    Re: a grammar question

    Quote Originally Posted by frvianna View Post
    Hi GRINKL (Mr. or Miss?)
    As a matter of fact, the right answer is 1., provided that the word 'favorite' (in England 'favourite') implies in an explicit singularity. It's impossible having two or more favorite sports. The favorite one is unique among others.
    THANK YOU!


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    #7

    Re: a grammar question

    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
    2006
    THANK YOU,2006!

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