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The most used word by American teenager is Swag. Vs The mostly used by American teenagers is swag.

Which one is grammatically correct ? Please tell me

  • Which do you think it is? Most is an adjective and superlative. Mostly is an adverb. What you say is mostly true [adverb]. The most used word [superlative]. – Lambie Feb 4 '18 at 17:05
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The most-used word (by American teenagers) is "swag".

The hyphen causes "most-used" to be treated as a single adjective. You can see this in phrases like "a two-year-old child", "like-minded individuals", or the song "Fat-Bottomed Girls".

And I do agree that "by American teenagers" sounds a bit awkward in the middle like that. "The word used most often by American teenagers is 'swag'."

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The most used word by American teenagers is Swag. Vs The mostly used [word] by American teenagers is swag.

1) The most used word by x is y. Or: The word most used by x is y. OK

2) The word swag, mostly used by American teenagers, is [whatever]. The way it is written in the question is wrong.

The most used = is the superlative, the most used word.

mostly used-mostly is an adverb that modifies used. For example, this word is mostly used by truck drivers.

Mostly used could be used in other ways also.

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