almost, most

almost, most
As an adverb, almost is preferable to the colloquial most in the senses of "all but," "very nearly." Say "almost every person there" rather than "most every person there." As a pronoun or adjective, most means "the greater part or number": "Most of us agreed with the speaker." "This is the most money he ever earned in one day." As an adverb, most is used in the comparison of adjectives and adverbs: wisely, more wisely, most wisely. See also nearly.

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