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    Using Words

    * Can you tell me the difference between "Most + Noun" and "Most of + Noun"?for example in this sentence we should use most or most of?
    - American manufacturers depend on ocean shipping for most of trade with other countries?

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    Re: Using Words

    If you use 'of' then you would also have to add 'their'.

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    Re: Using Words

    I don't just think 'If you use of', I think you definitely have to use 'of their trade'. Or could you really say the sentence without an 'of': 'They depend on shipping for most trade with other countries'???

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    Re: Using Words

    Quote Originally Posted by hamlet554 View Post
    I don't just think 'If you use of', I think you definitely have to use 'of their trade'. Or could you really say the sentence without an 'of': 'They depend on shipping for most trade with other countries'???
    There's no need to be so shrill; Tdol knows what he's talking about. I think you misunderstood his use of 'If'.

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    Re: Using Words

    Hi BobK,

    only just now did I check on some of the answers that followed after my replies. I am sorry if you thought my tone was shrill It's just the opposite: I was rather curious about the possibility without the 'of', therefore the ??? at the end. I did not mean to offend anyone.


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