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The film won four Oscars , the most of the evening, in what amounted to a historic upset of the Hollywood elite.

I In the above sentence, i have two questions. 1. Why no preposition is added before time adverbial "evening"? 2 . What is the grammatical role of " in what amounted to a historic upset of the Hollywood elite.".

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The film won four Oscars , the most of the evening, in what amounted to a historic upset of the Hollywood elite.

"The evening" is preceded by the preposition "of".

Incidentally, the underlined element, a preposition phrase, is an adjunct, probably a locative one.

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yzh19781. Why is no preposition is added before time adverbial "evening"?

Evening is a noun. It is the complement (object) of the preposition "of".

The sentence must be read this way. There are a lot of words that are omitted. They are not necessary.

The film won four Oscars, the most (Oscars) that were awarded during the course of the evening. in what This was ( amounted to) a historic upset of the Hollywood elite.

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i don't catch it , why it is not "in the most of the evening'? Anyone helps me paraphrase "in what amounted to a historic upset of the Hollywood elite."?

yzh1978why it is not "in the most of the evening'?

The film won four Oscars , the most of the evening, in what amounted to a historic upset of the Hollywood elite.

A preposition is not required. The expression "the most of the evening" is not connected to the noun phrase "four Oscars"; rather, it stands alone as a separate non-integrated element, called a supplement.

yzh1978Anyone helps me paraphrase "in what amounted to a historic upset of the Hollywood elite."?

It means "in awards which famously upset the Hollywood elite”.

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