Date: Thu, 17 Jul 1997 12:41:46 -0700 From: "A. Maberry" Subject: Re: As best as I can remember it grates on me too. "to the best of your recollection ..." sounds fine. language inflation? maybe it's just a conflation of the two phrases. allen maberry[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] On Thu, 17 Jul 1997, Duane Campbell wrote: > Watching the Senate Finance Committee hearings just now (I don't have much > of a life), an attorney asked, "As best as you can remember . . ." > > It seems to me that in the last few years this phrase has almost completely > replaced "as well as", even among well educated speakers. It grates on my > ears. Am I wrong to think that this is grammatically incorrect, that you > cannot compare a superlative? Is it language inflation? Or am I just being > picky? > > > Duane Campbell dcamp[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] > >