Exercise 2

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

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1At the party, I introduced Sally to ______ my friends.

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b.
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2France, Spain and Italy are _____ popular tourist destinations in Europe.

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b.
c.

3______ the students in my class have lunch at the cafeteria.

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b.
c.

4_____ people use social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.

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b.
c.

5What are _____ useful languages to learn?

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b.
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most, most of, the most – grammar chart

 
most, most of, the most

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most

 
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.