Most, most of, the most – Grammar chart
We use most (without the/this/that/my/etc.) with nouns to mean ‘the majority of’ something.
- Most people can’t work from home. (NOT
most of people)
- I have some bad days but most days are good.
We can use most + noun to talk about the majority of people or things in general
- Most students like online learning.
We use most of before the/this/that/my/etc.
- Most of the students in my class practice sports. (NOT
most of students)
- Most of this information is not true.
We can also use most of + object pronoun.
- Most of us come from poor families.
- They arrested most of them.
Be careful with this common mistake!
We say most or most of (NOT
the most) to talk about the majority of something.
- Most students like online learning. (NOT
the most students)
- Most of us come from poor families. (NOT
the most of us)
We say the most before adjectives or adverbs to make the superlative form.
- These are the most comfortable sofas you can buy.
- Here you can find the most beautiful views in the region.