Difference between "most" and "most of the"

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subhajit123

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Hi everyone, I am not sure when I use "most" and "most of the" in a sentence. Please help me.

Most people/most of the people in India are not aware of the availability of top-up covers to supplement basic health insurance covers.


Most ccompanies/most of the companies in Toronto made huge profits this year.
 

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In those sentences, they're both correct (although you have misspelt "companies" at the start of the second example sentence.
 

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In those sentences, they're both correct (although you have misspelt "companies" at the start of the second example sentence.

Thank you emsr. I have seen that the first one is used most. Which is more formal in the two sentences: 'most' or 'most of the'? And do they mean the same?
 
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