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Last Updated: Nov 10, 2015     Views: 1

All is usually followed by a plural noun and verb. However, in the expressions all day, all night, the noun is singular. 

e.g.: All cars were shipped out to their owners. I couldn't sleep. I was up all night.

Most connotes a great number. It is usually followed by plural nouns.

e.g.: Most kids I know are excited for the new gadget to come out from production.

Most of is followed by this/that/these/those/my/your/his/her/their.

e.g.: Most of those trees fell during the storm.

Most of Anna's friends were at her surprise party yesterday.

Most of the dogs barked when the UFO landed on the lawn. 

They spent most of their time on trivial matters. 

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