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23 May 2021 — Most of

 

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Cafe society, Valetta

Here, most of people are vaccinated, so we're not worried about getting ill.

 

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Here, most of people are vaccinated, so we're not worried about getting ill.

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Here, most people are vaccinated, so we're not worried about getting ill.

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Here, most of the people are vaccinated, so we're not worried about getting ill.

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Here, most of my friends are vaccinated, so we're not worried about getting ill.

 

GLOSSARY

  • most (Determiner) – "the greatest quantity or amounts" of the comparative forms — much/many, more, most. When speaking in general, we use most to refer to a quantity of an unspecific group of people or things. Most is a determiner (a quantifier) to a noun. (Determiners such as a, the, this, some, most and every are placed before the noun.)
  • most of X (Determiner + Prepositional Phrase) – When speaking specifically, we use most with a prepositional phrase that limits the number to a specific group. Note that the prepositional phrase defines the group by including a modifier—an adjective, another prepositional phrase or a clause.  See Most vs Most of the.
  • ill (Adjective) – sick, unwell
  • specific (Adjective) – precise, particular or exact

SOURCES

  • Azar, Betty Schrampfer, and Stacy A. Hagen. Fundamentals of English Grammar. 5th ed. Vol. B, Pearson Education, 2020. Ch. 11-5.
  • ———. Understanding and Using English Grammar. 4th ed., Pearson Education, 2009. Ch. 6-3, 7-9, 7-12.
  • Murphy, Raymond. English Grammar in Use. 5th ed., Cambridge UP. 2019. Units 75A, 88.
  • Swan, Michael. Practical English Usage. 3rd ed., Oxford UP, 2005. § 356.1 – 2.

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