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    blackdragon is offline Newbie
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    Default structure of More than...!

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    "By breaking up a text into manageable tasks, you do more than just
    reduce frustration."
    The meaning of the sentence is quite comprehensive, yet the structure of the writer is found rather not-so easy. would you mind helping me break down the structure of "more than just"?
    could i rewrite the sentence as "By breaking up a text into manageable tasks, you are able to
    reduce frustration"?
    thank you so much!

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    Default Re: structure of More than...!

    Quote Originally Posted by blackdragon View Post
    The meaning of the sentence is quite comprehensive, yet the structure of the writer is found rather not-so easy. would you mind helping me break down the structure of "more than just"?
    could i rewrite the sentence as "By breaking up a text into manageable tasks, you are able to
    reduce frustration"?
    thank you so much!
    more than just = only ,merely

    By breaking up a text into manageable tasks, you are only able to reduce frustration

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    Default Re: structure of More than...!


    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****




    Hello,


    In my (very) humble opinion, that sentence means something like:

    When you break up a text into manageable tasks, you do more than only reduce frustration.

    In other words: You reduce frustration, but you also do other things. (Maybe understand the text

    better, etc.)

    *****

    Here is a sentence that I have made up. It is not very good, but I hope that you get the idea:

    When I try to answer someone's question, I do more than just reply to someone. That is, I also

    get a chance to practice my typing, the chance to exercise my mind, and the chance to become

    an active member of the usingenglish.com community.


    James

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