Is "the most *noun*s" correct?


Example sentences:

  1. I want the crate that contains the highest number of apples.

  2. I want the crate that contains the most apples.

Is sentence 2 correct and with the same meaning as 1? If not, is there another shorter way to say the same thing?

Federico Poloni

Posted 2016-09-16T11:00:20.940

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1"highest number of apples" does not sound right. I would say "greatest number of applies". I think this is another case of the distinction between things you can measure and things you can count. – David42 – 2016-09-16T21:25:43.280



Yes it's correct and has the same meaning.

Alan Carmack

Posted 2016-09-16T11:00:20.940

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Thanks! Sorry if this seems a stupid question, but the construction looked unusual enough to trigger a warning in my head, and I did not find a quick answer online. – Federico Poloni – 2016-09-16T11:13:10.327