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  1. mohammad
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    english13

    Hello

    Dear teacher
    most of students in this class passed the examination.Is it fine we don't use (the)befote students?or we should say, most of the students in this class passed the examination.

    Is it fine to say all students in this class passed the examination.
    yours.

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    Re: english13

    These are correct:

    Most students
    Most of the students
    All students
    All of the students
    Some students
    Some of the students
    No students
    None of the students.

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    Re: english13

    Quote Originally Posted by mohammad
    Hello

    Dear teacher
    most of students in this class passed the examination.Is it fine we don't use (the)befote students?or we should say, most of the students in this class passed the examination.

    Is it fine to say all students in this class passed the examination.
    yours.
    In addition, with "of" use "the":

    Most of the students

    Without "of", you don''t need "the":

    Most students

    But there are some exceptions. For example, "all" is short for "all of", so use "the" even if "of" is not there:

    All of the students in the class
    All the students in the class

    The phrase "in the class" makes "students" specific. That's why "the" is required in that context.

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