What do you like more / the most?

schweizer

Senior Member
Spanish
Hello

As I go deep into English I also get confused.

Which question is correct?
What do you like the most cats or dogs?
What do you like more cats or dogs?

I think the first one is the correct answer, yet since they are just talking about two things (cats and dogs) I am inclined to think it is a comparison and therefore the second one is correct.
If they were talking about more than two things, the first one would be the appropriate one.

Am I right or totally wrong?
Thanks
 
  • gengo

    Senior Member
    American English
    Which question is correct?
    What do you like the most cats or dogs?
    What do you like more cats or dogs?

    If they were talking about more than two things, the first one would be the appropriate one.

    I agree with Blueglaze, but strictly speaking, the question should start with "which" rather than "what."

    And although you are correct that we generally use "more" for a comparison of two things and "the most" for three or more things, we don't always follow that rule, and we might say the following.

    Which do you like more, baseball, football, or basketball?

    I consider the above sentence perfectly correct (or at least acceptable).
     
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