Which one is correct? most-loved (or) most loved How should I say: This is my most-loved picture or my most loved picture.

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    Even apart from the hyphenation question, this version suggests that you are a painter or filmmaker, and that of all your works this is the one that your public loves most. If your meaning is instead that the picture in question is the one that you love most, the usual term is favorite. Dec 24, 2019 at 11:01

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In this situation "loved" is an adjective and generally, it's not good to merge "most" and an adjective by a "-".
So, the answer is, "the most loved".

  • Hello, M. Rostami. ELU prizes answers that are accompanied by supporting material from a recognised authority, such as CGEL, OED or at a pinch CMoS. Could you possibly add a reference to support your claim, please? Oct 21, 2022 at 14:16

This is my favorite picture.

This is my best-selling picture.

This is my most popular picture.

This is the picture I love most.

What are you trying to say exactly?

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