I am having a difficulty on what is the proper usage of more likelymost likely.

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Is there any way khổng lồ remember the difference between these two phrases easily?

On the following sentences below, which phrase to be used:

Janus is __________ to commit crime than Mike because Janus has a history of mania.

Can you give sầu brief explanation và examples?


When I was in Elementary school, our teacher taught us more in relationship to "greater" and "greatest".

You use "greater" khổng lồ compare two people:

Janus is greater than Mike.

but if you"re comparing khổng lồ a lot of people you use "greatest":

Janus is the greademo .

In this case "more likely" relates to greater while "most likely" relates lớn greademo.

Because "more" is used when comparing two people, you would say:

Janus is more likely khổng lồ commit crime than Mike because Janus has a history of mania.

However, if you wanted to use "most likely" you would say:

Janus is most likely to commit crime because Janus has a history of mania.

An easy way lớn remember is more ends with the "er" sound like "greater" & most ends with "st" just lượt thích "greatest". (It"s caused a few spvsao.clubing mistakes for me in the past, but it helped me to lớn remember which one I wanted lớn use on tests).

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answered Aug 6 "15 at 17:26

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More... than is a phrase that fits inkhổng lồ the pattern of comparative sầu adjective sầu + than, which is used to compare two things in relation to lớn how much of that adjective sầu they possess.

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In this case the adjective takes the khung of a complex phrase: "...more likely to commit crime than...". In this particular example the writer thinks Janus"s likelihood lớn commit crime is greater than Mike"s.

You cannot write most ... than. One way to think about it is that when you use most, or any superlative sầu adjective, there is no need to lớn indicate who or what is less, since by definition everyone is less than the person who is most. You could, however, say "Janus is the most likely to commit crime of this group of people."

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