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Hi Ted,
Sorry for asking you too many questions:)
I'm confused with the usage of "most".
Does the phrase " the most rising share " make any sense ?
i'm writing a report from a bar chart and confused at presenting the figures like this :
the share price : A : 20$, B : 40 $, C : 100$
After a trading session, A's share price increased by 7%, B: 5% and C : 3 %. Obviously, A's share is the fastest-rising share. However, the value of C's share increased the most by 3$ in comparison with 1,4 $ of A and 2 $ of B. Therefore, i call C's share the most valuably rising share. Is that true ?.
When talking about a rising star who is most impressive in rising ones, Can i call him "the  most rising star " ?
One more question, " Asking money from the parents is not always easy ". Does the sentence mean : asking money from the parents is sometimes difficult or always difficult ?.
Thank TED :)

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Dear Dat:

  
Sorry for asking you too many questions:)

*** As long as you are learning, there is no such thing as "too many questions."

I'm confused with the usage of "most".
Does the phrase " the most rising share " make any sense ?
i'm writing a report from a bar chart and confused at presenting the figures like this :
the share price : A : 20$, B : 40 $, C : 100$
After a trading session, A's share price increased by 7%, B: 5% and C : 3 %. Obviously, A's share is the fastest-rising share. However, the value of C's share increased the most by 3$ in comparison with 1,4 $ of A and 2 $ of B. Therefore, i call C's share the most valuably rising share. Is that true ?.

**** YES.  I agree with you, but I must add one note of caution:  You must define your terms when you present your chart or report to other people.  For instance, I would not have understood what you meant, had you not included the explanation of "value."  

When talking about a rising star who is most impressive in rising ones, Can i call him "the  most rising star " ?

*** Yes, you can.

One more question, " Asking money from the parents is not always easy ". Does the sentence mean : asking money from the parents is sometimes difficult or always difficult ?.

*** It means that it "is sometimes difficult."  Do not use "always difficult," because there may be exceptions, such as the times when your parents readily agreed to give you money.

Ted

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