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To the utmost extent of, especially of one's ability, knowledge, or power. For example, I'm sure he'll do it to the best of his ability, or To the best of my knowledge, they arrive tomorrow. [c. 1500]

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SHALL WE PLAY A "SHALL" VS. "SHOULD" CHALLENGE?
Should you take this quiz on “shall” versus “should”? It should prove to be a quick challenge!
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Which form is used to state an obligation or duty someone has?
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