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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #106204: Most /Most of the / the most ...
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    Most /Most of the / the most ...


    1) Most = the great majority of / the greatest part of ...

    Most is used in front of a noun  with no determiner, when speaking in general. 

    ex : He hates most vegetables, including green beans !

    ex : Most people speak two languages in Northern Europe. 

     

    2) Most of : is used in front of a determiner (the, my, this/these, that/those …) or a pronoun (us, you, them).

    ex : Most of my friends live in the neighbourhood.

    ex : Most of these explanations are not satisfactory !

    ex : Most of my students learn their lessons regularly !

    ex : Most of our customers drink Scotch whisky … 

    * most of is also used in front of a proper noun :

    ex : Most of England applauded at the birth of the Little Prince !

     

    3) … the most … is used to form the superlative form  of adjectives of more than 2 syllables :

    ex : He is the most intelligent member of the family !

     

    4) Another form of superlative = 'most + adjective ...' (= really very …), with NO article.

    ex : This lecture was most interesting really !

     

                                                                          

     

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