Exercise 3

Fill in the gaps with most, most of or the most.

1He ate the cake.

2There is a high risk of fire in areas.

3They went to famous restaurants in the region.

4 people believe what they read online.

5 mornings, she writes two or three pages.

6He spent his life in prison.

7These are comfortable shoes in the shop.

8Becoming a professional football player is the dream of young boys.

9 the people in my neighbourhood are nice and friendly.

10This is ridiculous idea I've ever heard.



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.