What's the difference between "best" and "better" in these sentences:

"You know me BEST as Ash Ketchum on Pokemon"

"If you want to know me BETTER professionally, ask me for my Curriculum Vitæ."

For me, I always used "better" in this context, why and when should I use "know me best"?

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The difference is the same as it normally is between better and best.

If you want to know me better (than you do now)...

You know me best as A (A is the one of my various names which is the most widely known).


The first sentence has no clear comparison like know me better as Ash than as anything else, or, like in the second sentence, know me better than you know me now, so the use of better can be confusing. Also, it still implies better than anything else, which means best.

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  • Oh, I see, I think it was confusing to me since my native language has only one word for "best" or "better", in this case, there's only one context also. In my language, for the first sentence, I would never think of it as "best", but "better".
    – Dr.G
    May 16 at 16:25

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