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    collocation of "most"

    Dear teachers,

    I know the following collocation of "most":

    Here is the most powerful car.
    Here is a most powerful car.
    There were most of us.
    We picked out from the crowd the most of them.

    The birth rate also continued to decline, though most slowly among the poorest.
    Braque, on the other hand, began to limit his use of color severely, and in this respect his work was typical of most early Cubist painting.
    To get the most out of life.
    To make the most of one’s opportunities
    Most American wine comes from Carolina.
    Most of the wines that we import come from Europe.
    We like most students.
    We like the most of the students who study in the department.

    Would you be kind enough to explain to me the absence of the preposition "of" now and then?

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Exclamation Re: collocation of "most"

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    I know the following collocation of "most":

    Here is the most powerful car.
    Here is a most powerful car.
    There were most of us.
    We picked out from the crowd the most of them.

    The birth rate also continued to decline, though most slowly among the poorest.
    Qualifying the adverb slowly- slowly, more slowly, most slowly.

    Braque, on the other hand, began to limit his use of color severely, and in this respect his work was typical of most early Cubist painting. Pablo Picasso is the inventor of Cubism and painted houses in the form of 3-D cubes and these paintings belonging to the period 1907-09 are termed as such
    To get the most out of life. Superlative form: much. more, most
    To make the most of one’s opportunities same as above
    Most American wine comes from Carolina. It means each and every.

    Most of the wines that we import come from Europe. It means nearly all.
    We like most students.same as above
    We like the most of the students who study in the department. Use of superlative form; much, more, most

    Would you be kind enough to explain to me the absence of the preposition "of" now and then?

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
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