92.- MOST VS MOST OF

MOST VS. MOST OF

 

The words most, many and some are called quantifiers, and we use them to describe the quantity

(how much) of something.

 

 

 

MOST/MANY/SOME MOST OF/MANY OF/SOME OF
We use the structure quantifier + noun

when we are speaking in general

and do not have a specific group

of people or things in mind.

We use most of, many of, and

some of with a determiner (e.g. articles,

demostratives and possessives)

to refer to a quantity of a specific group.

 

 

GENERAL = quantifier + noun

(do noto use ‘of’ or a determiner)

 

 

SPECIFIC = quantifier + of + determiner

 

 

EXAMPLES:

 

EXAMPLES:

Most people like movies.

 

Most of the people I know like movies.
 

Most students study engineering.

 

Many of this university’s students study engineering.
 

Some people move abroad.

 

Some of my friends have moved abroad.

 

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