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The sentence below seems to me to be correct:

They have the technology that is documented the best.

But, can I use a little bit changed sentence as follow:

They have the technology that is the best documented.

  • "They have the best documented technology" also works. – MorganFR Nov 2 '16 at 12:14
  • "that is document the best" is not grammatical in English! I'm sorry but I don't understand people saying it is. Not sure the word you want here is documented. They have technology with the best documentation. – Lambie Nov 2 '16 at 14:55
  • Their technology is the best documented of all the ones I tried. – Lambie Nov 2 '16 at 14:57
  • I'd suggest a hyphen in your version, @MorganFR. "The best documented technology" can be read as "the best technology with documentation" instead of "the technology with the best documentation". The hyphen in "the best-documented technology" guarantees that the adjective applies to the participle. – Gary Botnovcan Nov 2 '16 at 15:01
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    "most well-documented" is probably the more common way to say this. – Andrew Nov 2 '16 at 15:10
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Both of the sentences make perfect sense grammatically, but I think the clearest way to write it would be "They have the best documented technology", as it's more streamlined and less awkwardly worded than the other sentences.

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  • No, /that is documented the best/ is simply not grammatical. X has the best documentation. One can use: best documented technology, ok. – Lambie Nov 2 '16 at 14:56
  • @Lambie What exactly makes it incorrect? How is it any different from saying "the man who runs the fastest"? – williamlue929 Nov 2 '16 at 15:03
  • I'd say that it may sound kind of awkward, but I don't think there's anything grammatically wrong with it. – williamlue929 Nov 2 '16 at 15:05
  • For me, it is not native speaker of English usage at all. You might say: "They have the technology that is documented the best" but you would not write it. – Lambie Nov 2 '16 at 15:19
  • I agree that it's bad writing, but is still doesn't make it grammatically incorrect, just clunky. – williamlue929 Nov 2 '16 at 15:46

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