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    Default earns a substantially more amount of money than anybody on a pension.

    I know this is an awkward sentence, but is it at all grammatically incorrect?

    "earns a substantially more amount of money than anybody on a pension."


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    Default Re: earns a substantially more amount of money than anybody on a pension.

    NOT A TEACHER

    It sounds awkward to me and there is no subject. I'd write, "Bob earns substantially more money than anybody on a pension".

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    Default Re: earns a substantially more amount of money than anybody on a pension.

    It's wrong because you can't have "a more amount"
    If you're making a comparative sentence you could have
    He earns substantially more (than anybody on a pension)
    or
    He earns a substantially higher amount (than anybody on a pension).

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    Default Re: earns a substantially more amount of money than anybody on a pension.

    Quote Originally Posted by MartinEnglish View Post
    It's wrong because you can't have "a more amount"
    If you're making a comparative sentence you could have
    He earns substantially more (than anybody on a pension)
    or
    He earns a substantially higher amount (than anybody on a pension).

    Cheers. Thought as much. It had me stumped. :)

    I was going to have it re-written as "he earns a substantially larger amount than".

    So it can't be written as "more amount", but could be written as "larger amount"?
    I'm not a teacher yet, but I am studying a Bachelor of Education with an English Literature major at Charles Sturt University, in NSW, Australia.

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