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    #1

    the most, most or almost

    Hi!
    If you book in advance you will ............. certainly have a better table at our restaurant.
    A. the most
    B. mostly
    C. almost
    D. most
    The key is C, but I am wondering why A&D are incorrect, please?

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    Re: the most, most or almost

    Quote Originally Posted by hoangkha View Post
    Hi!
    If you book in advance you will ............. certainly have a better table at our restaurant.
    A. the most
    B. mostly
    C. almost
    D. most
    The key is C, but I am wondering why A&D are incorrect, please?
    If C is selected then it means that you may (no guarantee) have a better table.
    If D is selected then is means that there is a guarantee that you will have a better table.
    "A" is incorrect because "the" is not needed.
    "B" is incorrect because of the form (mostly) of "most" is incorrect.

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    Re: the most, most or almost

    Unlike some other tests where one choice is possible, but another choice is better and therefore the "right" answer, I couldn't choose between the certainty of "most certainly" and the likelihood of "almost certainly" without a real context. Bad test question.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #4

    Re: the most, most or almost

    C & D are both possible. A & B are not grammatical.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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