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    Dear all,

    Can you tell me the meaning of "more of"

    It is becoming more of a political will ........

    Thanks

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    Re: more of

    Quote Originally Posted by rajan View Post
    Dear all,

    Can you tell me the meaning of "more of"

    It is becoming more of a political will ........

    Thanks

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Rajan,


    You have asked a great question. Perhaps it would have been

    helpful to cite the complete quotation.

    Let's say that it was something like:

    It is becoming more of a political will than simply a matter of

    getting enough votes to pass the bill.

    That is, the government has enough votes to pass the bill, but

    it may lack the political will. It is afraid to go ahead with the bill

    in Congress/Parliament/the Diet, etc. because it is afraid to

    offend powerful interests. In other words, the king/president/prime

    minister, etc. does not have the guts (courage) to demand that the

    bill be passed.


    ***** NOT a teacher *****

    If you post the complete quotation, one of the teachers here will

    be delighted to give you a reliable answer. I have given you only

    my guess based on an incomplete quotation.

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    Re: more of

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post

    If you post the complete quotation, one of the teachers here will

    be delighted to give you a reliable answer. I have given you only

    my guess based on an incomplete quotation.
    Pretty good guess. I'd just add that the than-clause may sometimes be implied rather than explicitly stated.

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    Re: more of

    Thanks for your response. The complete sentence is

    Ultimately, it is becoming more of a question of political will in both developed and developing countries as to whether the 2015 universal access target will be reached. `AIDS fatigue,' rather than shrinking government coffers, may prove to become the biggest hurdle to progress on the global HIV / AIDS front.



    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Rajan,


    You have asked a great question. Perhaps it would have been

    helpful to cite the complete quotation.

    Let's say that it was something like:

    It is becoming more of a political will than simply a matter of

    getting enough votes to pass the bill.

    That is, the government has enough votes to pass the bill, but

    it may lack the political will. It is afraid to go ahead with the bill

    in Congress/Parliament/the Diet, etc. because it is afraid to

    offend powerful interests. In other words, the king/president/prime

    minister, etc. does not have the guts (courage) to demand that the

    bill be passed.


    ***** NOT a teacher *****

    If you post the complete quotation, one of the teachers here will

    be delighted to give you a reliable answer. I have given you only

    my guess based on an incomplete quotation.
    Last edited by rajan; 31-Oct-2010 at 12:28.

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