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    more teacher

    Which are correct:

    1-He is more guru than teacher.
    2-They are more guru than teacher.
    3-Thye are more gurus than teachers.

    4-He is more teacher than me.
    5-They are more teacher than us.
    6-They are more teachers than us.

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    Re: more teacher

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Which are correct:

    1-He is more guru than teacher.
    2-They are more guru than teacher.


    3-He is more teacher than me.
    4-They are more teacher than us.
    'Guru' is a Hindi word that means literally 'teacher', so the first two are meaningless.
    3. He is more of a teacher than I am.
    The fourth sentence is just wrong.

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    Re: more teacher

    Can't it be used to mean something a bit more than your average teacher?

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    #4

    Re: more teacher

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Can't it be used to mean something a bit more than your average teacher?
    Perhaps, but even I agree with bhai, and I've never been to India.
    I'd agree to: He's more holy man than teacher. He's more charlatan than teacher.
    But once you start with multiple words, you really need an article, I think.
    He's more a wandering ascetic than a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: more teacher

    The man was more brother than teacher, more friend than superior.

    I read this sentence from Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA). Is it ok without an article before the four nouns in blue? And is there any difference between the following sentences:

    He's more a friend than a teacher.
    He's more of a friend than of a teacher.

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: more teacher

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Can't it be used to mean something a bit more than your average teacher?
    Not in Hindi, no. I suppose that, if we borrow it into English and decide that it means something else, then it can mean whatever we want it to mean. I prefer not to do that.

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