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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"
Please help me !!
Last edited by thanhthanh.esl; 22-Dec-2007 at 15:07.
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%.
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 ...
Thank you for your explanations
But, what about "most of "? Is there any diffrence between "most of+N" and " most +N"?
Last edited by thanhthanh.esl; 23-Dec-2007 at 08:47.
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