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    most or mostly

    A group of us are discussing the following questtion
    What ____ pleased the guests was the Chinese food.
    A. most
    B. mostly
    C. the mostly
    D. a most

    Some choose A.most and the others choose B.mostly.
    Which is correct, please?

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    Re: most or mostly

    The obvious answer for me would be a)- the Chinese food was the favourite thing there. If you used b), it would suggest that most of the Chinese food, but not all, pleased them. I would say that both could be considered correct, though.


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