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Common Mistakes and Confusing Words in English

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most vs the most

Most without an article is usually used as an adjective, which means almost all.

For example:-

  • They ate most of the cake.
  • Most days I go for a jog.

It's can also be used to form the superlative where it can go in front of an adverb.

For example:-

He objected to the results of the election most strongly.

The most is usually used to form the superlative where it goes in front of longer adjectives.

For example:-

The Miss World competition is held every year to find the most beautiful woman in the world.

!Note - This is only a general rule - as ever there are exceptions