The word "mostly" is an adverb that you use when talking about an amount that’s above half of something, usually well above half.

mostly sunny

  • Today the sky will be mostly sunny. (The sun will be out for most of the day.)
  • Yesterday it was mostly cloudy. (There were a lot of clouds and the sun was out for just a short time.)
  • The classes I teach are mostly made up of students who speak English as a second language.
  • A turkey sandwich is mostly made up of turkey and bread.
  • Lemonade is mostly water with sugar and lemon juice added for flavor.
  • A human body is mostly water–about 60 percent.
  • Toys sold in the United States are mostly produced in China.
  • Crops grown in Minnesota are mostly corn and soybeans.
  • It’s boring to listen to a man talk mostly about himself.
  • She talks mostly about herself and no one wants to listen to that.
  • The book I’m reading right now is mostly fictional.
  • Songs recorded by The Beatles were mostly original, but many early songs were cover versions.
  • Meatloaf is mostly beef.
  • Chicken salad is mostly chicken.
  • The sugar in pop is mostly high fructose corn syrup, so the sweet flavor comes mostly from corn.

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August 22, 2019