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    If the superlative of "many" is "THE most", why is "THE" omitted before "most" in sentences beginning with "Most people...."?

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    Re: the most

    The superlative is "most".

    There are sentences in which you require "the":

    greatest in number = "He received the most number of votes."
    greatest in extent = "The city has the most enormous parks."

    Without "the"
    "In the greatest number of instances": Most people have a good life. Most cats can purr. Most dogs will bark.


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