He has the best house ...

navi

Banned
armenian
Which is correct:

1-He has the best house of all of us.
2-He has the best house of any of us.
3-He has the best house of any one of us.
4-He has the best house of every one of us.
 
  • yojan

    Member
    English - England
    1, 2 and 3 seem correct to me. But i would suggest the use of ''out'' after ''house''.

    1-He has the best house out of all of us.
    2-He has the best house out of any of us.
    3-He has the best house out of any one of us.
     

    maxiogee

    Banned
    English
    navi said:
    Which is correct:

    1-He has the best house of all of us. :tick:
    2-He has the best house of any of us. :warn: :tick:
    3-He has the best house of any one of us. :cross:
    4-He has the best house of every one of us.:cross:

    You could say
    2 He has a better house than any of us —> this actually means "the best of those being discussed".
     

    timpeac

    Senior Member
    English (England)
    I think that 1 and 2 are ok, and that "out of" is better.

    I'd be interested to know why Maxiogee thought 3 was wrong.

    For me

    3-He has the best house of any one of us.

    should be "He has a better house than any one of us" because you are effectively comparing 2 people as opposed to the group (eg him and the any one person we care to pick).
     
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