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Example sentences:

  1. I want the crate that contains the highest number of apples.

  2. I want the crate that contains the most apples.

Is sentence 2 correct and with the same meaning as 1? If not, is there another shorter way to say the same thing?

  • "highest number of apples" does not sound right. I would say "greatest number of applies". I think this is another case of the distinction between things you can measure and things you can count. – David42 Sep 16 '16 at 21:25
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Yes it's correct and has the same meaning.

  • Thanks! Sorry if this seems a stupid question, but the construction looked unusual enough to trigger a warning in my head, and I did not find a quick answer online. – Federico Poloni Sep 16 '16 at 11:13

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