all most vs almost

screenactorsguild

Senior Member
Vietnamese
Here is a sentence from my homework at school:
" UNICEF's primary concern is to help governments of developing countries improve the quality of life for ............one billion children."
a.all most b.almost
I chose b but my teacher insisted on a, why?:(
 
  • entangledbank

    Senior Member
    English - South-East England
    It's difficult to imagine any sentence where 'all most' is even possible. The word is 'almost', with no alternative (unlike 'alright' = 'all right').
     

    GMF1991

    Senior Member
    English (UK, Suffolk)
    I agree with entangledbank, I think your teacher needs to go back to school...

    "All most" makes no sense because of the contradiction between the words:

    All= 100% of
    most= the majority of, >50% of (but not all)
     
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