Should it not be la mieux?

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Varsha

Kwiziq community member

28 October 2018

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Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

30 October 2018

30/10/18

Hi Varsha,

You cannot say:

"Laquelle de ces  bouilloires  marchent  la mieux" ,  it is, le mieux , because of the verb 'marcher':

'le mieux' is an adverb as it modifies the verb 'marcher'.

You might say/ hear:

C'est la chanteuse la mieux payée au monde entier  = She is the best paid singer in the whole world

or 

C'est la banque la mieux représentée en Angleterre = This is the bank best represented in England

as here,  la mieux 

modifies the adjective and can agree with the noun although some purists would dispute this and say that it is better French to use 'le mieux' also in both those examples

But you will hear both...

Hope this helps!

Varsha

Kwiziq community member

30 October 2018

30/10/18

Thanks a lot Ma'am

Really grateful 

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