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    Problem about speak "more English" and speak "English more".

    1. You should speak more English.
    2. You should speak English more.
    Are these sentences different?

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    #2

    Re: Problem about speak "more English" and speak "English more".

    Quote Originally Posted by Suthipong View Post
    1. You should speak more English.
    2. You should speak English more.
    Are these sentences different?
    They are different.

    #1 would be understood as "You should know more English words and grammar etc" (where "more" refers to the amount of English you actually know).
    #2 would be understood as "You should speak English more regularly/more often" ("more" refers to the frequency).

    You will hear people say "You should speak more English" when they mean "more frequently" but they are usually not native speakers.

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