I like music, and I’d say all of my friends like to listen to music too. Most of my friends like to listen to rock music. Almost all of those guys listen to rock from the 60’s and 70’s. Most guys from my generation are fans of groups like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and The Who. I like most of the rock music from the late 60’s through the end of the 80’s
Today, let’s look at all, almost all, most, and most of. The words are used when we talk about the majority of something, but they are used differently. Do you know how to use these words? Read the paragraph above once more and then check today’s lesson.
All means one-hundred percent. The structures are all + noun, all + the + noun, and all + of + noun.
- All trees need sunlight and water.
- All the students in my class went to the disco last night.
- All of my friends like to listen to music.
Since all means one-hundred percent, almost all means almost one-hundred percent. The structures are almost all + noun, all + the + noun, and almost all + of + noun.
- Almost all Americans like hot dogs and hamburgers.
- Almost all the students in this class come from Europe.
- Almost all of those guys listen to rock from the 60’s and 70’s
*Careful! When you use almost like this, it MUST be followed by all:
- Almost all Americans like hot dogs and hamburgers. Not, Almost Americans like hot dogs…
Most means less than one-hundred percent and less than almost all. The structures are most + noun and most + of + noun.
- Most trees cannot survive in a cold place like the South Pole.
- Most of the students in my class have perfect attendance!
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