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    'The most' or 'Most'

    Why is 'The most people thought...' wrong but 'Most people thought' is right?

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    Re: 'The most' or 'Most'

    Quote Originally Posted by ernm View Post
    Why is 'The most people thought...' wrong but 'Most people thought' is right?
    The most is a superlative. It takes a 3-syllable or more adjective:

    • The most wonderful people thought ...
    • The most intelligent people thought ...

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