# Difference between MOST and MOST OF

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What does βmostβ mean and how to use it? Letβsee!

MANY/ MUCH/ A LOT – MORE – THE MOST

When there are a lot of something (hundreds, thousands etc.), you may use MANY/ MUCH/ A LOT OF/ LOTS OF/ PLENTY OF:

• I havenβt got many friends, only two or three.
• I havenβt got much money.
• Iβve got a lot of friends.
• Iβve got lots of books.
• Weβve got plenty of time.

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MORE is the comparative form– if I have five pens and you have ten, it means you have more pens than me:

• Heβs got more friends than me.
• Heβs got more money than me.
• Heβs got more books than me.

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THE MOST is the superlative form– when nobody else has more:

• Sheβs got the most friends.
• Sheβs got the most money.
• Sheβs got the most books.

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MOST also means βthe majorityβ of something. If I have ten colleagues and eight of them are nice people, itβs the majority, so I can say:

• I like working here, most of my colleagues are really nice.
• Most of them are working today. (the majority of them are working today)

Some other examples:

• I work at the reception most of the time. (Maybe, I work there seven or eight hours a day, but I spend a little time, 30 minutes or one hour in the back office too)
• Most of my friends live in my neighbourhood. (the majority)
• Most (of the) people like chocolate. (the majority)

NOTE the article βtheβ is used in the superlative form (the most money), but it isnβt used when βmostβ means βthe majorityβ (most of my friends)