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Best companies have best mangment.

It's not a slogan or a headline - just a sentence from a text. Is it gramatically coorrect, or you still need 'the' before 'best' here? Somehow it sounds better without "the" to me since the meaning is genereal (best companies in general and best managment in general).

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    Without the articles, it sounds like "headlinese". Personally, I would put a the in front of each best. It might be acceptable without—particularly as a slogan—but if it's a sentence within regular text, it would be unusual. – Jason Bassford Supports Monica Apr 12 '19 at 13:01
  • Jason Bassford - It is a sentence within regular text. I've changed the discription... – Bri25 Apr 12 '19 at 13:08
  • You need "the" before "Best" and before "best" - actually I can't think of any example where you could drop "the" before "best", except as mentioned above, in a headline, where you can drop words like "the" sometimes. – neotryte Apr 12 '19 at 13:08
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    Note that you spelled management wrong in two different ways. – chasly from UK Apr 12 '19 at 13:23
  • Unless, unlikely as it may be, the word "Best" here is a family name. Or a brand name or the name of a management school or something like that. – puppetsock Apr 12 '19 at 15:15
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To use it as a sentence, and have it correct, you must say:

The best companies have the best management.

Reason: in both cases, you have an adjective in the superlative. When using the superlative, the definite article cannot be avoided or replaced with something else.

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