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    most/-est

    how does one know which to use (besides being fortunate enough to judge by sound)... what's the rule for use of 'most' v/v the suffix -est?? tx!

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    Re: most/-est

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    how does one know which to use (besides being fortunate enough to judge by sound)... what's the rule for use of 'most' v/v the suffix -est?? tx!
    'Mostest' is simply wrong.

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    Re: most/-est

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    'Mostest' is simply wrong.
    I think it was spread by a phrase used in the middle of last century - before Women's Lib, when a young wife's ambition was said to be 'to be the hostess with the mostest'/

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