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    It is really the danger most to be feared.

    Could you help me and tell whether this sentence is correct.

    It is really the danger most to be feared.

    This is from a textbook. I wouldn't say that. I would say: to be feared most.
    What is the rule?

    Michael


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    Re: It is really the danger most to be feared.

    The tyranny of the legislature is really the danger most to be feared, and will continue to be so for many years to come."—JEFFERSON.

    Both are correct. However, Jefferson is writing in the 1800's, and that is more the style of writing at the time, with a tone of rhetoric.

    It's the same as saying, "There's a lot to be frightened of" (causual, colloquial) versus, "There is much to fear." (formal, as in a speech by a politician)
    Last edited by David L.; 18-Mar-2008 at 13:08.

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    Re: It is really the danger most to be feared.

    Thank you.

    Michael

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