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.



most, most of, the most – grammar chart

most, most of, the most

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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.