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    #1

    more

    Which are correct:

    1-He is more of friend of hers than I am.
    2-He is more her friend than I am.
    3-He is her friend more than I am.

    4-He is more of a teacher than I am.
    5-He is more a teacher than I am.
    6-He is a teacher more than I am.


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    #2

    Re: more

    It goes like this, IMO:

    1. He is more a friend of hers than (a friend of) mine.
    2. He is more a friend of hers than I (am) (a friend of hers).
    3. He is more of a friend of hers than (he is a friend of) mine.
    4. He is more of a friend of hers than I (am) (a friend of hers).
    5. He is a teacher more than I (am) (a teacher).
    6. He is more her friend than (he is) mine (= my friend).
    7. He is more her friend than I (am) (her friend).

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    #3

    Re: more

    Could we say...

    He is more of a friend to her than I am.

    Is this conveying the same meaning?

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    #4

    Re: more

    Quote Originally Posted by indonesia View Post
    Could we say...

    He is more of a friend to her than I am.

    Is this conveying the same meaning?
    Yes, in fact I prefer that.


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    Re: more

    I have always got the impression that with "more of" the comparison works like this:

    X be more of Y than (X be) Z.
    X be more of Y than W (be) (Y).

    I have learnt something new today, and it is good news.

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