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Likely - Most Likely vs Likeliest [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2007, 06:19
So I've just read a report with: "the likeliest outcome is...". It called my attention, I would have used "the most likely outcome is...", but then I "googled" and found lots of articles and even dictionaries with the likeliest form. Is it correct?
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Re: Likely - Most Likely vs Likeliest [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2007, 07:34
kwam wrote:
So I've just read a report with: "the likeliest outcome is...". It called my attention, I would have used "the most likely outcome is...", but then I "googled" and found lots of articles and even dictionaries with the likeliest form. Is it correct?


Google is not a Grammar Site. It will pick up whatever matches the search string you give it. It may or may not be correct.

When in doubt, please consult the dictionary.
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Re: Likely - Most Likely vs Likeliest [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2007, 07:37
dwivedys wrote:
kwam wrote:
So I've just read a report with: "the likeliest outcome is...". It called my attention, I would have used "the most likely outcome is...", but then I "googled" and found lots of articles and even dictionaries with the likeliest form. Is it correct?


Google is not a Grammar Site. It will pick up whatever matches the search string you give it. It may or may not be correct.

When in doubt, please consult the dictionary.


I know that, that's why I am asking you guys...

Right now I do not have a dic with me and found things such as http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/likeliest.

Let me put this way: would it be Gmat acceptable?
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Re: Likely - Most Likely vs Likeliest [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2007, 09:29
kwam wrote:
dwivedys wrote:
kwam wrote:
So I've just read a report with: "the likeliest outcome is...". It called my attention, I would have used "the most likely outcome is...", but then I "googled" and found lots of articles and even dictionaries with the likeliest form. Is it correct?


Google is not a Grammar Site. It will pick up whatever matches the search string you give it. It may or may not be correct.

When in doubt, please consult the dictionary.


I know that, that's why I am asking you guys...

Right now I do not have a dic with me and found things such as http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/likeliest.

Let me put this way: would it be Gmat acceptable?




i never saw anything such as "the likeliest" in gmat.

lets not cross the gmat boundry and stick with it.

"the most likely" should be fine for this purpose.
Re: Likely - Most Likely vs Likeliest   [#permalink] 16 Jul 2007, 09:29
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