Some vs. Most

Some and most are both quantifiers, so let us get to know them.

What Are Their Main Differences?

'Some' refers to a small amount or number, while 'most' refers to the largest number or amount of something.

Differences

What Some and Most Mean

  • 'Some':

refers to a small amount or number.

  • 'Most':

refers to the largest number.

Some of my friends are boys, but most of them are girls.

Talking in General

When we are talking generally about people or things; we use most followed by a plural countable noun.

Most animals hunt, when they are hungry.

Similarities

Some of and Most of

  • 'Some of' and 'most of':

are used before noun phrases and pronouns.

Some of our workers are fired.

Most of the cow's milk is used to make cheese.

Grammatical Functions

  • 'Some' and 'most' are used as:
  1. determiners
  2. pronouns
  3. adverbs

Would you like some bread? → determiner

Some of his famous films are Spy, Fast and Furious ,and The Transporter. → pronoun

He drove some faster. → adverb

Most people would like a cup of tea after work. → determiner

I tried the most, to save him. → pronoun

They have married to each other the most fast. → adverb

Most of the

Do not use 'most of' before nouns. 'Most of' must be followed by 'the'.

I did most of the laundries by myself yesterday.

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