Which one do you like (the) most

alex_ln

Senior Member
Polish
Hello
Which one is correct?
A)Which one do you like the most?/What do you do the most in your free time?
B)Which one do you like most?/What do you do most in your free time?
As I have to say my opinion: "A"
Thanks
 
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  • alex_ln

    Senior Member
    Polish
    I guess there are not any grammatical differences between AE and BE, though I look forward to hearing from A British speaker as well.
    :)
     

    Millie24

    Senior Member
    English - Australian
    both are fine - I'm Australian but I've been living in England for 11 years and I'm sure you'll hear both versions there too. It depends on the individual.
     

    wolfbm1

    Senior Member
    Polish
    According to Michael Swan the before most used as an adverb is often dropped in an informal style. (Source: Practical English Usage Third Edition, page 331.) You could consider the word mostly: What do you mostly like to do in your free time?
     

    ElaMichaela

    New Member
    Slovak - Slovakia
    Hello,
    I would like to ask where would "the most" go in the answer to this type of questions...

    I like this one (the) most? or could it be also (The) most I like this one?

    Thank you! :)
     

    velisarius

    Senior Member
    British English (Sussex)
    What do you do the most in your free time?
    This one sounds off to me, I'm afraid, and the version without the article only a little less off.

    What sort of reply are you expecting to the question? Would this be part of a dialogue, with "the most" referring to one of several choices?
     
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