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    Hi,

    Could you explain when we put 'a' before 'more' and when we do not.
    Please , give me some examples with 'more' and 'a more'.

    thank you

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    "a" modifies a noun:

    Manager: We need to talk, Pat.
    Pat: Is it because I was late for work today?
    Manager: No. It's about a different matter. A more important matter.

    "a" modifies "matter", and "more" sits inside where it modifies "important matter"

    a matter => an important matter => a more important matter

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    Thank you for your explanation.
    I would be grateful if you could comment on my example as there is 'than' after 'more'.

    ....., we cannot be totally comprehensive but we do feel we have a more than adequate overview of the socio-cultural context.

    Would it be correct if I said : .....we have more than an adequate overview.....

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bolo
    Thank you for your explanation.
    I would be grateful if you could comment on my example as there is 'than' after 'more'.

    ....., we cannot be totally comprehensive but we do feel we have a more than adequate overview of the socio-cultural context.

    Would it be correct if I said : .....we have more than an adequate overview.....

    Thanks.
    Hello,

    I dug out my old thread hoping to have more luck this time and get some comments on the above.

    Thanks for help.

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    Default Re: a more - an article

    They're diffefrent:

    a more than adequate review = a review of a high standard
    more than an adequate review = a review + other things

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    Sorry about that. Tdol saves the day!

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