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!
Retired English Teacher
'Mostest' is simply wrong.
Originally Posted by Unregistered
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'/
Originally Posted by bhaisahab