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English translation: most of the foundation's money


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12:12 Oct 28, 2006
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English term or phrase: "the most" vs "most"
Then, most money of the foundation is transferred to the American Paralysis Association.

Is an article "THE" necessary before "most" in this sentence. i.e : "Then, THE most money of the foundation....." Or shall I leave it as it is?
English translation:most of the foundation's money
is how I'd put it
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Jonathan MacKerron
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2 +11most of the foundation's money
Jonathan MacKerron



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most of the foundation's money

is how I'd put it

Jonathan MacKerron
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agree  Nesrin: "the most money" is definitely out!
1 min
  -> indeed, here less is more

agree  Kevin Kelly: With Nesrin.
5 mins
  -> thx

agree  Yavor Dimitrov
10 mins

agree  Sarah Brenchley
33 mins

agree  Mara Ballarini: the article in front of most is used for superlatives, which is of course not the case here!!!
58 mins

agree  David Knowles: However, it's "the majority", but that's clearly a noun. "most" is probably a noun, but it feels different!
1 hr

agree  xxxcmwilliams
1 hr

agree  Peter Shortall
2 hrs

agree  jccantrell: with Nesrin on this, if you want to make minimum change.
2 hrs

agree  Sophia Finos
1 day 8 hrs

agree  xxxanastasia t
13 days
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