most is part of the Basic English 850.
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most is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
most

PronunciationEdit

DeterminerEdit

Determiner
many

Comparative
more

Superlative
most

  1. (indefinite) The majority of; much of; > 50%.
    She does the most cleaning, but the least cooking.
  2. (definite) The largest amount of.
    Bob knows the most about cooking.

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AdverbEdit

Positive
none

Comparative
more

Superlative
most

  1. Having the largest amount of a characteristic in a group.
    You must ask yourself what is most important.
    Tony is the most successful.
  2. To a large degree; very.
    That is most unusual.

UsageEdit

The adverb most or the suffix -est identify the superlative form of all comparable adjectives. For example, with the adjective intelligent, the superlative is most intelligent. A similar form is the comparative (as in more intelligent).

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