superlative adjective + noun + to infinitive

B2 point 66 in the category of ADJECTIVES on the English Grammar Profile is defined as:

a superlative with a NOUN AND TO-INFINITIVE.

For example:

The most important thing to remember is his general presence.

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Immunization, that‘s the cheapest way to save a child‘s life.

 

The top 100 searches on iWeb corpus for the _jjt* _nn* to _vvi*

Note that: ‘THE BEST NOUN + infinitive’ is actually a B1 structure!

 

1 THE BEST WAY TO GET 24333

1 RID (VVN ) 1671

1 MICE (NN2 ) 38

= from the English Vocabulary Profile.

2 SMELL (NN1 ) 29
3 ANTS (NN2 ) 27
4 SNAKES (NN2 ) 19

2 STARTED (VVN ) 914
3 WHATS (NN2 ) 425
4 WONDERING (VVG ) 74
5 VITAMIN (NN1 ) 68

2 THE BEST WAY TO GO 10777, 3 THE BEST WAY TO MAKE 7555, 4 THE BEST WAY TO LEARN 6615

5 THE EASIEST WAY TO GET 6539

1 STARTED (VVN ) 531
2 RID (VVN ) 261


3 PROBABLY (RR ) 166

6 THE BEST WAY TO FIND 6083, 7 THE BEST WAY TO AVOID 5808, 8 THE BEST WAY TO KEEP 5787

B2 9 THE BEST WAY TO ENSURE 5577

1 SUCCESS (NN1 ) 130


2 SAFETY (NN1 ) 112
3 SUCCESSFUL (JJ ) 65
4 HEALTHY (JJ ) 54
5 GETS (VVZ ) 51

10 THE BEST TIME TO VISIT 4842, 11 THE BEST WAY TO PREVENT 4487

B2 12 THE BEST WAY TO DEAL 3954

1 WITH (IW ) 3994
2 PROBLEM (NN1 ) 161


3 SITUATION (NN1 ) 115
4 ISSUE (NN1 ) 78
5 PROBLEMS (NN2 ) 57

13 THE BEST WAYS TO GET 3943, 14 THE BEST WAY TO DESCRIBE 3558, 15 THE BEST WAY TO SEE 3506, 16 THE BEST WAY TO START 3393, 17 THE BEST WAY TO USE 3269, 18 THE BEST WAY TO PROTECT 3049, 19 THE BEST WAY TO HANDLE 2797, 20 THE BEST WAY TO ACHIEVE 2681, 21 THE BEST WAY TO HELP 2619, 22 THE BEST WAY TO DETERMINE 2326

23 THE FASTEST WAY TO GET 2312

1 RID (VVN ) 71


2 STARTED (VVN ) 60
3 PROBABLY (RR ) 40

24 THE EASIEST WAY TO MAKE 2079, 25 THE BEST WAY TO IMPROVE 2043, 26 THE BEST WAY TO APPROACH 1986, 27 THE BEST WAY TO UNDERSTAND 1947, 28 THE EASIEST WAY TO FIND 1898, 29 THE BEST WAY TO REACH 1865, 30 THE BEST TIME TO GO 1823, 31 THE BEST WAY TO SAVE 1778, 32 THE BEST WAY TO EXPERIENCE 1777, 33 THE BEST WAY TO TAKE 1768, 34 THE BEST WAY TO BUILD 1739, 35 THE BEST WAY TO CLEAN 1692, 36 THE BEST WAY TO PREPARE 1690

37 THE QUICKEST WAY TO GET 1682

1 STARTED (VVN ) 62


2 RID (VVN ) 57
3 TECHNICAL (JJ ) 18

38 THE BEST WAYS TO MAKE 1667, 39 THE BEST WAY TO STAY 1656, 40 THE BEST WAY TO KNOW 1647, 41 THE BEST WAY TO REDUCE 1586, 42 THE BEST WAY TO CREATE 1543, 43 THE BEST TIME TO BUY 1497, 44 THE BEST WAY TO MANAGE 1491

B2 45 THE BEST WAY TO TREAT 1464

1 CONDITION (NN1 ) 45


2 PREVENT (VVI ) 43
3 DISEASE (NN1 ) 37

46 THE BEST WAY TO REMOVE 1387
47 THE BEST WAYS TO KEEP 1347, 48 THE BEST WAY TO SHOW 1342, 49 THE BEST WAY TO ENJOY 1341, 50 THE BEST WAY TO TELL 1312
51 THE BEST PLACES TO LIVE 1261, 52 THE BEST TIME TO GET 1202, 53 THE BEST TIME TO START 1152, 54 THE BEST WAY TO STORE 1146
55 THE BEST WAY TO INCREASE 1140, 56 THE BEST PLACES TO EAT 1117, 57 THE BEST TIME TO TAKE 1108, 58 THE BEST PLACES TO GO 1086
59 THE BEST THING TO HAPPEN 1081, 60 THE BEST WAYS TO LEARN 1071, 61 THE EASIEST WAY TO CREATE 1060, 62 THE BEST PLACES TO VISIT 1059, 63 THE BEST WAY TO STOP 1049, 64 THE BEST WAY TO ACCOMPLISH 1038, 65 THE BEST WAY TO COMBAT 1015
66 THE BEST WAY TO EXPLORE 994, 67 THE BEST WAY TO EXPLAIN 984, 68 THE BEST WAY TO SOLVE 977, 69 THE BEST WAYS TO IMPROVE 977
70 THE BEST WAY TO CHECK 975, 71 THE BEST WAY TO TEACH 968, 72 THE BEST WAY TO TEST 964

73 THE CHEAPEST WAY TO GET 939

1 AROUND (RP ) 43


2 FAR (RR22 ) 27
3 PROBABLY (RR ) 23

 

74 THE BEST WAYS TO HELP 935, 75 THE BEST WAYS TO ENSURE 922, 76 THE BEST WAY TO ADDRESS 903, 77 THE BEST WAY TO FIX 894
78 THE EASIEST WAYS TO GET 887, 79 THE BEST WAY TO PLAY 879, 80 THE BEST TIMES TO VISIT 877, 81 THE BEST WAY TO PROCEED 871
82 THE BEST WAY TO PUT 864, 83 THE BEST WAY TO THINK 864, 84 THE BEST WAY TO CONTACT 856, 85 THE BEST TIME TO SEE 849,
86 THE BEST WAYS TO FIND 845, 87 THE BEST PLACES TO FIND 841, 88 THE BEST WAY TO COMMUNICATE 835, 89 THE BEST WAY TO TRAVEL 834, 90 THE BEST WAY TO MOVE 819, 91 THE BEST WAYS TO USE 816

B2 92 THE BEST WAY TO MEASURE 814

1 SUCCESS (NN1 ) 57


2 PERFORMANCE (NN1 ) 40
3 PROGRESS (NN1 ) 30

93 THE BEST WAY TO FIGURE 812, 94 THE BEST WAY TO GAIN 795, 95 THE BEST WAY TO SET 792, 96 THE BEST WAY TO GIVE 783

B2 97 THE BEST WAY TO TACKLE 781

1 PROBLEM (NN1 ) 70
2 ISSUE (NN1 ) 25


3 PROBLEMS (NN2 ) 16

98 THE BEST WAY TO CONTROL 776, 99 THE EASIEST WAY TO TELL 772, 100 THE BEST PLACES TO SEE 770

B1 vocabulary in the above list:

achieve (1)
approach (1)
avoid (1)
create (1)
experience (1)
handle (1)
manage (1)
prevent (1)
protect (1)
reach (1)
reduce (1)
remove (1)

communicate (1)
control (1)
create (1)
explore (1)
figure (1)
fix (1)
gain (1)
increase (1)
solve (1)

B2 vocabulary

deal (1)
ensure (1)
treat (1)
measure (1)
tackle (1)

C1

determine (1)
accomplish (1)
proceed (1)

C2
combat (1)


Also, note the iWeb search for:

most _JJ _NN _TO _VVI

1 MOST IMPORTANT THING TO REMEMBER 4075
2 MOST IMPORTANT THING TO KNOW 895
3 MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO GET 814
4 MOST IMPORTANT THING TO CONSIDER 764
5 MOST IMPORTANT THING TO KEEP 742
6 MOST IMPORTANT THINGS TO CONSIDER 742
7 MOST IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER 642
8 MOST EFFICIENT WAY TO GET 567
9 MOST IMPORTANT FACTORS TO CONSIDER 513
10 MOST IMPORTANT THING TO UNDERSTAND 432
11 MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO PREVENT 419
12 MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR TO CONSIDER 379
13 MOST IMPORTANT THING TO NOTE 373
14 MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO REDUCE 358
15 MOST CONVENIENT WAY TO GET 352
16 MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS TO GET 312
17 MOST IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW 307
18 MOST IMPORTANT THINGS TO KEEP 270
19 MOST IMPORTANT THING TO LOOK 269
20 MOST IMPORTANT THINGS TO LOOK 256
21 MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION TO ASK 235
22 MOST POPULAR TIME TO VISIT 210
23 MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO USE 207
24 MOST COMMON WAY TO GET 206
25 MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO ENSURE 200
26 MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS TO REDUCE 191
27 MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO IMPROVE 189
28 MOST IMPORTANT THING TO TAKE 189
29 MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO KEEP 186
30 MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO ACHIEVE 185
31 MOST IMPORTANT QUESTIONS TO ASK 184
32 MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO MAKE 183
33 MOST DESIRABLE PLACES TO LIVE 181
34 MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO LEARN 175
35 MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO PROTECT 174
36 MOST POPULAR PLACES TO VISIT 171
37 MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO REACH 167
38 MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS TO IMPROVE 166
39 MOST IMPORTANT THING TO REALIZE 157
40 MOST EXPENSIVE PLACES TO LIVE 156
41 MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACES TO VISIT 155
42 MOST IMPORTANT THING TO GET 155
43 MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO DEAL 153
44 MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO HELP 151
45 MOST AFFORDABLE WAY TO GET 151
46 MOST ACCURATE WAY TO MEASURE 150
47 MOST ACCURATE WAY TO DETERMINE 146
48 MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO BUILD 145
49 MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO TREAT 142
50 MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS TO PREVENT 137
51 MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS TO MAKE 137
52 MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO COMMUNICATE 137
53 MOST IMPORTANT POINT TO REMEMBER 131
54 MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO INCREASE 124
55 MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO REMOVE 123
56 MOST IMPORTANT THINGS TO UNDERSTAND 123
57 MOST EFFICIENT WAY TO USE 121
58 MOST IMPORTANT THINGS TO GET 120
59 MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS TO INCREASE 118
60 MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS TO HELP 117
61 MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO AVOID 117
62 MOST EXCITING THING TO HAPPEN 117
63 MOST COMMON WAY TO USE 115
64 MOST POPULAR WAY TO GET 115
65 MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS TO REACH 111
66 MOST IMPORTANT ASPECTS TO CONSIDER 109
67 MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS TO USE 108
68 MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO CONTROL 107
69 MOST IMPORTANT THING TO FOCUS 107
70 MOST RELIABLE WAY TO GET 107
71 MOST IMPORTANT THING TO LEARN 103
72 MOST EFFICIENT WAY TO GO 102
73 MOST IMPORTANT THING TO THINK 102
74 MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS TO BUILD 101
75 MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO TEACH 100
76 MOST IMPORTANT STEPS TO TAKE 98
77 MOST EFFICIENT WAY TO MAKE 96
78 MOST EXPENSIVE PLACE TO LIVE 95
79 MOST OBVIOUS PLACE TO START 95
80 MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO STOP 94
81 MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO CREATE 93
82 MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO FIND 90
83 MOST IMPORTANT ASPECT TO CONSIDER 89
84 MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO COMBAT 88
85 MOST IMPORTANT THINGS TO TAKE 88
86 MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO MANAGE 84
87 MOST ECONOMICAL WAY TO GET 84
88 MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO DELIVER 83
89 MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS TO KEEP 82
90 MOST IMPORTANT STEP TO TAKE 80
91 MOST IMPORTANT THINGS TO THINK 80
92 MOST EXPENSIVE CITIES TO LIVE 79
93 MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS TO ENSURE 76
94 MOST COMMON WAYS TO GET 76
95 MOST IMPORTANT WAY TO PREVENT 76
96 MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO CLEAN 75
97 MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS TO COMMUNICATE 74
98 MOST IMPORTANT THINGS TO LEARN 73
99 MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO LOSE 72
100 MOST COMMON PLACE TO FIND 71

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