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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.

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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?

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    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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