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# Likely - Most Likely vs Likeliest

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VP
Joined: 09 Jan 2007
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Location: New York, NY
Schools: Chicago Booth Class of 2010
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16 Jul 2007, 07:19
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?

Kudos [?]: 162 [0], given: 3

VP
Joined: 15 Jul 2004
Posts: 1439

Kudos [?]: 218 [0], given: 13

Schools: Wharton (R2 - submitted); HBS (R2 - submitted); IIMA (admitted for 1 year PGPX)
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16 Jul 2007, 08:34
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.

Kudos [?]: 218 [0], given: 13

VP
Joined: 09 Jan 2007
Posts: 1045

Kudos [?]: 162 [0], given: 3

Location: New York, NY
Schools: Chicago Booth Class of 2010
Re: Likely - Most Likely vs Likeliest [#permalink]

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16 Jul 2007, 08:37
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?

Kudos [?]: 162 [0], given: 3

Director
Joined: 26 Feb 2006
Posts: 900

Kudos [?]: 157 [0], given: 0

Re: Likely - Most Likely vs Likeliest [#permalink]

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16 Jul 2007, 10:29
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.

Kudos [?]: 157 [0], given: 0

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