Most and most of: grammar exercise

September 8, 2013pdf

We use most before a noun without a determiner. We use most of before a pronoun and a noun with a determiner (e.g. articles, demonstratives and possessives). Most of is also used before personal or geographical names.

Complete the following sentences.

1. ………………… cheese is made from milk.

a) most

b) most of

c) either could be used here

2. ………………….. England was under water.

a) most

b) most of

c) either could be used here

3. …………………… people like movies.

a) most

b) most of

c) either could be used here

4. …………………… people in Switzerland can speak French.

a) most

b) most of

c) either could be used here

5. She has eaten ……………………. that cake.

a) most

b) most of

c) either could be used here

6. She wasn’t as intelligent as her sisters, but she was ……………………. beautiful.

a) most

b) most of

c) the most

7. ……………………. my friends are non-smokers.

a) most

b) most of

c) either could be used here

8. ………………………. us were impressed with the plan.

a) most

b) most of

c) either could be used here

9. Which country produces the …………………… milk?

a) most

b) most of

c) either could be used here

10. ……………………. them were uneducated.

a) most

b) most of

c) either could be used here

Answers

1. Most cheese is made from milk.

2. Most of England was under water.

3. Most people like movies.

4. Most people in Switzerland can speak French.

5. She has eaten most of that cake.

6. She wasn’t as intelligent as her sisters, but she was the most beautiful.

7. Most of my friends are non-smokers.

8. Most of us were impressed with the plan.

9. Which country produces the most milk?

10. Most of them were uneducated.

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