I most want to help

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navi tasan

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Are these sentences both correct:
1-These are the people I want to help most.
2-These are the people I most want to help.


I think "1" can mean the same as "2' but it could also mean: I want to help them more than I help anyone else.

"Best" could modify both "want" or "to help". The sentence is ambiguous, although probably in real life the difference would not be really important.

Gratefully,
Navi.
 

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I would say yes to both questions and assume that best is a typo and should read most.
 
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