Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    kiranlegend is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Telugu
      • Home Country:
      • India
      • Current Location:
      • India
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    439
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default greater than or more than??

    The gyrfalcon, an Arctic bird of prey, has survived a close brush with extinction; its numbers are now five
    times greater than when the use of DDT was sharply restricted in the early 1970's. .
    (A) extinction; its numbers are now five times greater than
    (B) extinction; its numbers are now five times more than

    which option should we choose and why? what's the diff between greater than and more than?

  2. #2
    curmudgeon's Avatar
    curmudgeon is offline Key Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    1,658
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: greater than or more than??

    greater than,more than, better than, higher than...are all acceptable. It is personal choice, the meaning is the same

Similar Threads

  1. have, will have, comparative degree, 's
    By jiang in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 14-Jun-2008, 19:33
  2. Sentence
    By puzzle in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 24-May-2008, 13:18
  3. make London greater still?
    By thedaffodils in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-May-2008, 18:55
  4. subjunctive mood etc.
    By jiang in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 37
    Last Post: 14-Apr-2007, 15:14
  5. greater glory
    By navi tasan in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-Mar-2005, 04:08

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Hotchalk