"at longest / most" vs. "at the longest / most"

Gaucho09

New Member
Japanese; American English
Hi. I couldn't find anything after searching the site, so here's my question.

I'd like to know the differences (if any) between...

at X (e.g. "at longest" in: Don't take more than 10 minutes at longest.)

and

at the X (e.g. "at the longest" in: Don't take more than 10 minutes at the longest.)


Thanks. :)
 
  • Gaucho09

    New Member
    Japanese; American English
    Thanks for the input.

    How about "at most" vs. "at the most"??

    e.g. at most: The beach is ten miles away from here at most.

    at the most: The beach is ten miles away from here at the most.

    FYI, the above sentence for "at most" was taken from an online dictionary.


    Feel free to use other words as well and include any grammatical or logical explanation.
     
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