# Thread: almost OR most of

1. ## almost OR most of

Please tell me if there is any differens between " most of+ N "and " almost +N"
Today________seems more expensive than usal "
In this sentence what should we use ?"most of everything" OR "almost everything"

2. ## Re: almost OR most of

Originally Posted by thanhthanh.esl
Please tell me if there is any difference between " most of+ N "and " almost +N"
Today________seems more expensive than usual "
In this sentence what should we use ?"most of everything" OR "almost everything"

Today most of the food seems more expensive than usual
Today most of the fuel seems more expensive than usual

"most of everything" is not grammatical.

3. ## Re: almost OR most of

Originally Posted by Anglika
Today most of the food seems more expensive than usual
Today most of the fuel seems more expensive than usual

"most of everything" is not grammatical.
Thank you very much, Anglika

4. ## Re: almost OR most of

Originally Posted by thanhthanh.esl
Please tell me if there is any differens between " most of+ N "and " almost +N"
Today________seems more expensive than usal "
In this sentence what should we use ?"most of everything" OR "almost everything"

It all depends whether you're thinking in a general or specific sense, T.

GENERAL

1. Today most everything/most things seems more expensive than usual.

2. Today almost everything seems more expensive than usual.

In number 1, 'most' describes a range somewhere from, say 60 to 90% while in number 2, 'almost' describes, say roughly, 90 to 99%.

100% everything

90 - 99% almost everything

51-90% most everything

Obviously, these percentages are not cast in stone. They are only there to give you an idea of the relative values of the words.

When we are thinking of specific things, then we use 'the'.

Most of the things you buy for the household are ...

Almost all the things that we need in the household are ...

5. ## Re: almost OR most of

Thank you for your explanations

But, what about "most of "? Is there any diffrence between "most of+N" and " most +N"?

6. ## Re: almost OR most of

You say most + N
You say most of the + N.
There is actually no difference in meaning or use.

Most people think...
Most of the people think...

You don't say:
*Most of people

7. ## Re: almost OR most of

Originally Posted by aggelos
You say most + N
You say most of the + N.
There is actually no difference in meaning or use.

Most people think...
Most of the people think...

You don't say:
*Most of people
Now, Isee. Thank you for your help ...

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