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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.)

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February 19, 2020



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