how to use "most" and "the most" Hi, there I would like to know when to use "most" and "the most"... For example, I saw a sentence that runs: "What do you desire most?" Shouldn't it be "the most"? Why? Thank you
May 22, 2016 11:18 AM
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Gabriel...Mr Peachey nailed it. He is right about both of your questions. It is not a mere 'stylistic choice'
May 22, 2016
OK, this might explain my answer on an earlier question. You use "the" with nouns (obviously). When you have a superlative which describes a noun (superlative adjective), you must add "the". If the superlative describes a verb (superlative adverb), then you cannot use "the". There's no reason to do so. In your example, "most" describes a verb.
May 22, 2016
You can use both, including or excluding it is a stylistic choice :)
May 22, 2016
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