LOL, thanks for breaking it down! I did not know people thought many = most.
Originally Posted by Josephine
Most and many are synonyms. Most is also used in the definition for many.
Originally Posted by mrspoppers
I could be wrong but I find that hard to believe. I thought most is a comparitive word and many is just numbers?
Originally Posted by Josephine
Most and many are synonyms. Most is also used in the definition for many.
Originally Posted by mrspoppers
I could be wrong but I find that hard to believe. I thought most is a comparitive word and many is just numbers?
Originally Posted by Josephine
That's how I thought it was as well.
Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
Most and many are synonyms. Most is also used in the definition for many.
Originally Posted by mrspoppers
I could be wrong but I find that hard to believe. I thought most is a comparitive word and many is just numbers?
Originally Posted by Josephine
You can't use them interchangeably so I'd say they are not synonyms.

I have many oranges.
I have most oranges.

That doesn't mean the same thing.
Originally Posted by Cheetara
Oh, for Pete's sake. From Dictionary.com:
man·y
[men-ee]adjective, more, most
And this is a good illustration of exactly why saying Americans are "stupid" is just plain ridiculous. None of us are stupid and I daresay we're not ignorant, as far as I can tell. We all have different perspectives of what many, most and some mean. We also have knowledge of different things. That's what makes the world go round.