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Hi!

A studied some bits of grammar and came across
a thing that puzzeled me.

Is there any difference between the following
sentences:

1) John chose the exam because he knew this subject best.

2) John chose the exam because he knew this subject THE best.

I suppose (1) means John knows the subj. better than
any other subj. But (2) - with "THE" - emphasizes
that he knows subj. better than anybody (in a certain group, etc)

Is it right? Thanx in advance!
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This seems to me to be the difference.

'The best' = 'at the highest levels'.
'Best' = 'in a higher level when compared'.

And why is that? Both are correct.

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