I want to ask about a particular usage of the "most" word.

When I say (talking about YouTube videos for e.g.):

Videos with most views

does it convey the meaning that those videos have views more than others? More specifically, does it mean the same as:

Videos with largest numbers of views. If we create a list of all videos, these videos will come at the top of the list.


If not, how to use most to convey that meaning? or what are "most" alternatives?

How would a native express the meaning of the second quote above?

  • 2
    Does this answer your question? Are "most" and "the most" the same? See also most/most of/ the most of Feb 19 '20 at 15:47
  • I checked these questions but they don't answer my question
    – ammar
    Feb 19 '20 at 15:53
  • Oh, well in that case I simply don't understand your question. Note that idiomatically (maybe grammatically, I dunno), These are the videos with [the] most views is valid with or without the article. But These are the videos with the largest number[s] of views is NOT valid without that highlighted article (opinions may differ as regards whether numbers should be pluralised, and/or whether this choice could affect the meaning or syntactic structure). Feb 19 '20 at 16:09
  • The potentially duplicate question has a determiner before "most" in its examples. I also believe "most" has a slightly different meaning there.
    – CJ Dennis
    Feb 19 '20 at 21:41

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