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Since most expressions starting with most "insert adjective" have a substitute, e.g. most pretty turns into prettiest, or most strong turns into strongest, is there a substitute as well for most used?

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  • Actually, most pretty and most strong become prettiest and strongest, respectively.
    – vpn
    Commented May 4, 2017 at 14:33
  • "commonest" comes close . But "most common" and "most used" do mean slightly different things...depending on what you are referring to.
    – Tom22
    Commented May 5, 2017 at 0:36

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"Used" in this case is the past participle of "to use" acting as an adjective. Past participles do not get the -er or -est endings. "Most used" is the correct way to say this.

Also, not all adjective receive the -er or -est. You can say "most beautiful" but not "beautifulest."

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