Which is correct:
"the majority of" or "majority of"?

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the majority of

This phrase is correct and commonly used in formal contexts.

This phrase is used to refer to more than half of a group or quantity. It is often used in formal writing or speech.

Alternatives:

  • most of
  • the greater part of
  • the larger number of
  • the bulk of
  • the preponderance of

majority of

This phrase is correct but more commonly used in informal contexts.

This phrase is used to refer to more than half of a group or quantity. It is often used in informal speech or writing.

Alternatives:

  • most of
  • the greater part of
  • the larger number of
  • the bulk of
  • the preponderance of
Both 'the majority of' and 'majority of' are correct, but 'the majority of' is more commonly used in formal contexts. 'Majority of' is more common in informal speech or writing.

Last updated: March 26, 2024

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