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    More of

    Please explain the use of "more of" and its meaning.

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    Re: More of

    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Cruge View Post
    Please explain the use of "more of" and its meaning.
    Example:

    That cake was really delicious. I would like to have some more of it.

    Do you have any more of those CDs?

    It's to do with quantity. "More of..." refers to a higher quantity of something.


    It can also be used to show that a person has a greater propensity, talent or aptitude for one thing than for something else:

    He's more of a writer than a reader.
    She's more of a painter than a sculptor.

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    Re: More of

    But I am wondering it the noun is uncountable. Like "It's more of a money". Can I still say it?

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    Re: More of

    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Cruge View Post
    But I am wondering it the noun is uncountable. Like "It's more of a money". Can I still say it?
    No. That's not a grammatical sentence. What did you mean? What does "It" at the beginning of your sentence refer to?

    Did you mean "There is more money"?

    Do you mean that you want to know if you can use "more of" with uncountable nouns?

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    Re: More of

    Yes.

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    Re: More of

    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Cruge View Post
    Yes.
    No! With uncountable nouns, you would simply use "more".

    I need more money.
    Do you have more cake?
    Can I have more coffee?

    However, if you're more specific about your noun, then:

    I need more of that Spanish money you gave me.
    Do you have more of that delicious chocolate cake?
    Can I have some more of that great coffee?

    Although "money", "cake" and "coffee" appear in both sets of examples, they are only uncountable in the first set.

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    Actually I want to mean it is a monetary matter than anything else.

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    Actually I want to mean it is a monetary matter than anything else.
    Ah! In that case, you can say "It's more of a monetary matter"! You would have to be showing that "it" is more a monetary matter than some other kind of matter.

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    Re: More of

    Or if i write this: It's more money than anything else.

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    Re: More of

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    Or if i write this: It's more money than anything else.
    I'm not sure I like simply "more money" here.

    It's more a matter of money than anything else.
    It's more a question of money than anything else.

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