can I say “I like it best?”

I think I’ve heard this sentence, but I’m not sure if it is grammatically correct.

Example:

“I have seen three films in the last week. I didn’t like the first, I liked the second, but I liked the third best.”

Is this colloquial, or wrong? is this form acceptable in formal speech?

Is it used only when there are many things taken into account?

Answer

I have seen three films in the last week. I didn’t like the first. I liked the second, but I liked the third best.

You can say I have seen three films in the last week. I liked the third best or most.

But in you statement, you are comparing two films. You say: I didn’t like the first. I liked the second, but I liked the third best. So, I think, you should say: I liked the third much better or I liked the third better than the second.

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Source : Link , Question Author : AltGei , Answer Author : Khan

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