Word of the Day
The word "most" is often used to form a superlative adjective. A superlative adjective shows that something is of the greatest degree or amount within a group that numbers more than three:
The word "most" is commonly used when describing facts and opinions:
The word "most" is also used in front of a noun when describing an amount that is larger than other amounts:
It’s helpful to use "most" when describing a situation that isn’t 100% certain or 100% true. If an amount is greater than 50% and less than 100%, the word "most" is a good choice.
In conversational English, you’ll hear people say "for the most part" and "at most." These phrases are similar to the adverb "mostly."
In the sentences above, the meanings may vary slightly. It’s possible that some of the time used during the meeting was not productive or a waste of time, but a majority of the time spent was not wasted.
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April 13, 2015