grammar word summary: More is the comparative form of much and many. It can be: ■ a determiner: He wants to spend more time with his family. ■ a pronoun: I wish I could do more to help. ♦ I'm not going to listen to any more of your lies. ■ an adverb: The stereos are more expensive in Japan than they are here. ♦ I'd like to travel more. ■ used after numbers or expressions of quantity: You'll have to wait a few more minutes.
1) to a greater degree
Scotland has become more prosperous in recent years.[/ex]
The storm was more violent than we expected.[/ex]
Lizzie is obviously a lot more intelligent than the other girls.[/ex]
Could you speak a little more slowly?[/ex]
More is used to form the comparative with adjectives and adverbs with three or more syllables, such as ‘important', and many adjectives and adverbs with two syllables, such as ‘often'.Adjectives and adverbs with only one syllable form the comparative by adding -er, and not with more.
2) a larger amount or number
No matter what her brother gets, she always wants more.[/ex]
Ken already earns more than his father ever did.[/ex]
The merger has created far more problems than it has solved.[/ex]
People in the UK are spending more than ever on health and fitness.[/ex]
3) happening or doing something a greater number of times, for longer periods, or to a greater degree
You should get out more and meet other people.[/ex]
Rural life has changed more in the last 40 years than at any other time.[/ex]
4) an additional amount or number
If you need more paper, there's some in the drawer.[/ex]
We'll have to wait for two more days.[/ex]
That's all I know. I can't tell you any more.[/ex]
I'm not wasting any more of my money on lottery tickets.[/ex]
There are no more eggs.[/ex]
more and more — used for saying that something is increasing in number or degree all the time[/ex]
More and more people are choosing to spend their holidays abroad.[/ex]
As the situation grew steadily worse, he became more and more depressed.[/ex]
the more...the more/less — used for saying that when a particular activity, feeling etc increases, it causes something else to change at the same time[/ex]
The more I thought about Carrie's suggestion, the more doubtful I became.[/ex]
more or less — almost[/ex]
The team is more or less the same as it was last season.[/ex]
not any more — used for saying that something which used to happen in the past does not happen now[/ex]
Mr Carling doesn't work here any more.[/ex]

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