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I like it best or most?



ironik
Australia

I like it best or most?
 
Hello friends,
 
I want to ask you, which expression is correct and/or more common?

I like Maths the best
I like Maths the most
I like Maths best
I like Maths most

Thank you :)


12 Nov 2011      



Apodo
Australia

All of these can be correct.
It sounds better to me with ´the ´, but this could be local usage. And it depends on the context.
 
I personally prefer:  I like maths the best.
 
But if someone asked ´Which subject do you like most? ´ my reply would be ´I like maths the most. ´
 
And I would say: I like maths best of all / most of all. - without ´the ´

12 Nov 2011     



stexstme
France

I keep on saying : " I like it best" - without the .... I ´ve lived in England, & as an English teacher in France I ´m supposed to teach British English. ...I ´d be interested to know about what other people think / use ... Mind you, I have not been searching books or the web, lazy me!
 Would you use the or not ? Why ?? Why not ?? Ha! Ha!
( Thank you Apodo for your answer ;-)))
SylvieHug

12 Nov 2011     



rockthevinyl
United States

As an American, I would say:

"I like Math the best."

(We say ´math ´ without an ´s ´).

Without ´the, ´ it also sounds fine to my ears.

12 Nov 2011     



ironik
Australia

Thanks everyone, my first choice was "I like Maths the best" but I wasn ´t sure if that ´s everyday usage. Now, approved by two natives I can use it safely Smile

p.s. Sylive, I couldn ´t check a book but I googled it and all I info I  got is they are all usable :) but I wanted to learn which one is more common in everyday English.

12 Nov 2011     



hatooom
Tunisia

ofcourse the best is the correct one . drop the (s) of maths->math

13 Nov 2011     



Apodo
Australia

@hatoom
 
British English - maths
US English - math
 
Both correct.
 
The most common depends where you live.

13 Nov 2011