Most vs. Most of

'Most' and 'most of' are similar in their meanings. So, What are their differences? Click here.

"Most" vs. "Most of" in English Grammar

What Are Their Main Differences?

'Most' and 'most of' are different from each other when it comes to what they are followed by.

Differences

What Is Used after 'Most' and 'Most of'?

is followed by a singular or plural noun to show the largest quantity.

Most people cry when they are sad. → determiner

I have been in most countries, it seems like I visited everywhere. → determiner

  • 'Most of':

is used before noun phrases and pronouns and it means exactly the same as 'most'.

Most of the nurses here, wear white uniforms.

We grow most of the crops on this farm land.

I saw many homeless people on the street, most of them were addicted to drugs.

What They Refer to

  • 'Most':

is used to talk about an unspecific group of people or things in general.

Most people lie when it is hard to accept the truth.

Most girls are 5 foot 4 inches tall.

  • 'Most of':

is used to talk about specific people or things of a certain group.

Most of his students passed the test.

I donated most of my books to the library.

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