The word "more" is used for an amount that is greater than another amount.
In these sentences, the word "more" is an adjective:
- The kids want more food.
- More people are buying oranges these days because they’re in season.
- I need more help.
- We need more rain.
- The doctor told David he needs more exercise.
- More wine, please. (This would be said to a server at a restaurant. Whatever you want, just say "more ______, please." )
- More bread, please.
More pizza, please!
You can also use "more" as a pronoun or a noun:
- I want more.
- Do you have more?
- More is good.
- They’re asking for more.
- The more they get, they more they want.
- Give us more!
When "more" is an adverb, it modifies–or provides information for–a verb.
- These bananas cost more at this store than the other store.
- Sarah works more on the weekends than she used to.
- You need to believe more in yourself.
- This needs to cook more. It’s not finished.
- He needs to study more.
"More" is also commonly used when forming a comparative adjective. These are adjectives that usually have two syllables or more.
- It’s more humid today than yesterday.
- This couch is more comfortable than that one.
- This neighborhood is more dangerous than the one I live in.
There are some expressions that include the word "more."
- More money, more problems. (The more money you have, the more problems the money brings.)
- We have to do more with less. (We have to use our resources more wisely.)
- That’s more than enough! (Please, stop doing that!)
- I’m more than happy to help you.
- They have more money than God. (They are very wealthy.)
- More often than not. (sometimes)
- More power to you. (I wish you well in the good thing that you are trying to accomplish.)
- This is more valuable than gold. (Whatever it is, it is relatively valuable.)
Click here for more vocabulary.
February 19, 2020