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  • Most, most of, the most

    Exercise 1

    Choose most, most of or the most to complete these sentences.

    1 the people in the audience were wearing masks.

    2 people don't wear masks.

    3 important things in life are health and love.

    4 Chloe invited her friends to her birthday party.

    5 people in Northern Europe can speak English.

    6 Studies show that teenagers need 9 hours of sleep.

    7 He bought expensive watch in the shop.

    8 There were lots of people and I didn't know them.

    9 teachers continue using exams.

    10 Lori is optimistic of the group.


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    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.


    Most of

    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)


    The most

    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. 
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