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June 25, 2013
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Not to forget that those who use "one of the better" sound wishy-washy.
No, Brian W is wrong. I'll use an example of better and best, which can be applied equally to more and most.
In a set group based on criteria there can be "the best thing." In a larger set "the best thing" of smaller sets can form a new set "the best things"(or "those that fits best thing criteria of all finite sets"). This set is finite, and "one of the best things" makes sense.
In a set group based on criteria there can be many subsets of "better things"(i.e. group of things better than non-zero finite members) specifically sets of (n-1) sizes, the largest being the set of (n-1) size including the least. IOW, "one of the better things" means "everything except the least one."
"One of the (comparative)" is always wrong. It's always "one of the (superlative)."
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