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?

  • 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

1 Answer 1


"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."

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.