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Can the words 'most and almost be used as synonyms in informal language?

For example: "a car hit me and I 'most died"

And is it necessary to use the '-sign?
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Hi,

Can the words 'most and almost be used as synonyms in informal language?

For example: "a car hit me and I 'most died" No.

Clive
No.

Most - greatest, the best,
Almost - close, nearly
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In spoken English it might be difficult to hear the first syllable in the word 'almost', nevertheless, it is not actually dropped completely.
Here's an interesting article with regards to the confusion amongst Japanese learners of English:

Almost a Problem...

In What’s in a Word? In Japan Currents, July 1997: http://www.trussel.com/jap/almost.htm

"Almost" is an adverb. It is synonymous with "nearly". It is usually followed by a number, a quantifier (all) or an participial adjective (finished)

"Most" can be an noun, adjective or adverb. It is usually followed by "of the + noun"

The meanings are very similar but the rules of when to use them differ.
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