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all    most    some    any    no/none

Compare:

children / money / books etc. (in general):
  • Children like playing.
    (= children in general)
  • Money isn't everything.
    (=money in general)
  • I enjoy reading books.
  • Everybody needs friends.
the children / the money / these books etc:
  • Where are the children?
    (= our children)
  • I want to buy a car, but I haven't got
    the money. (= the money for a car)
  • Have you read these books?
  • I often go out with my friends.

most / most of ..., some / some of... etc.

all
most
some
any
no / none / not + any

most/some etc. + noun

all
most
some
any
no
of cities
children
books
money
  • Most children like playing.
    (= children in general)
  • Don't want any money.
  • Some books are better than others.
  • He's got no friends.
  • All cities have the same problems.
    (= cities in general)

 

Do not use of in this sentences:

  • Most people drive too fast.
    (not Most of people)
  • Some birds can't fly.
    (not Some of birds)

most of/some of etc. + the/this/my ... etc.

all (of) the ...
this/that ...
these/those ...
my/your ...etc.
most
some
any
none
of
  • Most of the children of this
    school are under 11 years old.
  • I don´t want any of this money.
  • Some of these books are very old
  • None of my friends live near me.

 

You can say all the ... or all of the ...
(with or without of):

  • All the students in our class passed
    the exam. (or All of the students ...)
  • Silvia has lived in London all her life.
    or ... all of her life.)

all of it / most of them / none of us etc.

all
most
some
any
none
of it
them
us
you
  • You can have some of this cake, but not all of it.
  • A: Do you know those people?
    B: Most of them, but not all of them.
  • Some of us are going out tonight. Why don't you come with us?
  • I've got a lot of books, but I haven'y read any of them.
  • 'How many of these books have you read?'    'None of them.'

 

 

 

the ... (children / the children etc.) → Unit 72    some and anyUnit 76    no/none/anyUnit 77
all and everyUnit 80

Exercises Unit 1

1.1.

Complete the sentences. Use the word in brackets (some/most etc.). Sometimes
you need of (some of / most of etc.).

  1.    M o s t    children like playing, (most)
  2.    Some o f   this money is yours, (some)
  3.  ..................... Some ......................people never stop talking, (some)
  4.  ..................... Most of ......................the shops in the city centre close at 6.30. (most)
  5.  ...................... Most .....................people have mobile phones these days, (most)
  6.  I don't like......................... any of ................... the pictures in the living room, (any)
  7.  He's lost.................. all or all of .......................... his money, (all)
  8.  ...................... None of .....................my friends are married, (none)
  9.  Do you know.................... any of .......................the people in this picture? (any)
  10.  ...................... Most .....................birds can fly. (most)
  11.  I enjoyed the film ................. most of .......... but I didn't like the ending, (most)
  12.  ...................... Some .....................sports are very dangerous, (some)
  13.  We can't find anywhere to stay. ............... all or all of ............................the hotels are full, (all)
  14.  You must have........................... some of ................this cheese. It's delicious, (some)
  15.  The weather was bad when we were on holiday. It rained.......................... most of .................. the time, (most)

1.2.

Look at the pictures and answer the questions. Use:
all/most/some/none  +  of them / of it

  1.  How many of the people are women?  ....Most of them...............................
  2.  How many of the boxes are on the table?  ............................. All of them ................................
  3.  How many of the men are wearing hats?  ............................. Some of them ................................
  4.  ow many of the windows are open?  ............................. None of them ................................
  5.  How many of the people are standing?  .............................. Most of them ...............................
  6.  How much of the money is Ben's?  .............................. None of it ...............................

1.3.

Are these sentences OK? Correct the sentences that are wrong.

  1.  Most of children like playing.  ....Most of them...............................
  2.  All the students failed the exam.  ....OK...............................................
  3.  Some of people work too hard.  .........................................................
  4.  Some of questions in the exam were very easy.  .........................................................
  5.  I haven't seen any of those people before.  .........................................................
  6.  All of insects have six legs.  .........................................................
  7.  Have you read all these books?  .........................................................
  8.  Most of students in our class are very nice.  .........................................................
  9.  Most of my friends are going to the party.  .........................................................
  10.  I'm very tired this morning - I was awake most of night.  .........................................................