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s21d
Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 2:53:00 AM
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I buy highest recharge of rupees 100 for my phone.

In this sentence, is the word 'highest' conveys the meaning of maximum?
Barely literate
Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 3:04:56 AM

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I think Yes.
DanJôN
Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 3:21:04 AM

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I think so.
LucOneOff
Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 3:36:54 AM

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I buy highest recharge of rupees 100 for my phone.

It would sound better as: I bought for my phone the highest recharge of 100 rupees

Prince Sapovadiya
Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 4:00:39 AM

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I bought maximum recharge of Rs. 100 for my phone. It suites better than highest.

s21d wrote:
I buy highest recharge of rupees 100 for my phone.

In this sentence, is the word 'highest' conveys the meaning of maximum?
IMcRout
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I buy the highest possible recharge of Rs 100 for my phone.

I buy the maximum recharge of Rs 100 for my phone.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 8:24:14 AM

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I got the best deal in topping up my phone! £20 worth for £15.
leonAzul
Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 8:34:52 AM

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s21d wrote:
I buy highest recharge of rupees 100 for my phone.

In this sentence, is the word 'highest' conveys the meaning of maximum?


Yes, it does. It works that way with currency because it is understood to mean "the highest amount of" shekels, or whatever.

Please note what IMcRout also pointed out: this construction requires the definite article "the", as in "the highest", "the maximum", etc.

Also, I might note that for most currencies in written English, the number precedes the name of the currency, as in "one hundred rupees". Even when the currency symbol precedes the number, as in "$1.71", that would still be pronounced as "one dollar and seventy-one cents", or "a dollar seventy-one". Whether the symbol goes before or after varies by currency or local custom.
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