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a /one / the most beautiful girl..which? i went to this ielts class and teacher told me its correct to say "a most beautiful girl" while i have never heard so, he insisted its correct..i know one most beautiful girl and the most beautiful girl is correct but "a most.."?can someone who is 100% sure ,and probably familiar with ielts, tell me the answer?is it correct to say a most beautiful girl?
Oct 17, 2019 10:11 AM
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This is correct but literary.
October 17, 2019
Normally we say “the most beautiful girl” — the superlative. In literary usage, we can write “a most beautiful girl”, but it is not a superlative — it just means “a very beautiful girl”.
October 19, 2019
thank you very much cyd and jonathan i got my answer🙏
October 17, 2019
Yes, it can be used in a literary way, to create an elegant phrase. Here is an example: "As I was walking through the centre of Milan, I spotted a most beautiful girl" Maybe she is not THE most beautiful, but she is certainly among the beautiful! I am 100% sure ;)
October 17, 2019
i still dont have my answer..ik using "the" is pretty much correct but is it correct to say for example " a highest mountain" or " a deepest occean"???
October 17, 2019
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