Most or most of?
Other or another?
Somebody.... his or their?
Transport or transports?
Work like or Work as ?

Most or most of ?

This is really a question of being specific or not and the would specify.

  • Most young people do not smoke nowadays
    Most of the young people I know do not smoke

Look at these three sentences. Which is correct?

  • In order to get a driver's license in most states, you must be at least sixteen
  • In order to get a driver's license in most of states, you must be at least sixteen.
  • In order to get a driver's license in most of the states, you must be at least sixteen.

The first is the usual,; the second is grammatically incorrect; the 3rd is fine, but will usually appear only if some particular states are being referred to.



Other and another

F Other drawback  is that people are supposed to...


Exercises :




Somebody.... his or their?

F If somebody working under his responsibility

  • The indefinite pronouns anyone, anybody, everyone, everybody, someone, somebody, no one, and nobody are always singular. This is sometimes perplexing to writers who feel that everyone and everybody (especially) are referring to more than one person. The same is true of either and neither, which are always singular even though they seem to be referring to two things.

       Everybody likes her
       Is everything ready?

  • They, them and their are often used with a singular meaning to refer to a singular indefinite person . This structure is common after a person, anybody,somebody,everybody,nobody,whoever,each,every,either, neither and no

        If a person doesn't want to go on living they are difficult to help
       If anybody calls, take their name and address and tell them to call again later



Transport or transports?

F To begin with, all motorised transports should have...

Transport is uncountable . You can refer to different means of transport

More information and exercises here



Work like or Work as ?

F However, if somebody working like a driver

We use as
- to talk about the role of somebody/something

Example: He works as a computer programmer. (He is one)
              I work as a teacher.