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    Default demanded (for)

    The boyr demanded from his father (for) more morey than he was given.
    Is 'for' needed?

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    Default Re: demanded (for)

    The boyr demanded from his father (for) more morey than he was given.

    This sentence would be:

    The boy demanded far more money from his father than he was given.

    far more: a great deal more

    compare:

    The boy demanded money for an ice cream.

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    Default Re: demanded (for)

    The boy demanded (far) more money than he was given.

    He could have demanded a little more money, so why should 'far' be used?

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    Default Re: demanded (for)

    When someone makes a demand, it's usually not just for a little.
    You could drop the 'far' if you like.

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