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    #1

    not more than

    Hi,

    Should "not more than" in this sentence be "no more than"?


    Most of the images on the website are not more than eye candy.


    Why here the sentence uses "not more than"?


    Thanks a lot

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    #2

    Re: not more than

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Hi,

    Should "not more than" in this sentence be "no more than"?


    Most of the images on the website are not more than eye candy.


    Why here the sentence uses "not more than"?


    Thanks a lot
    I would use "no more than".

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    #3

    Re: not more than

    Thanks a lot

    Do you agree that "not more than" is correct but depends on one's preference?

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    #4

    Re: not more than

    No.

    Not more than refers to a number or amount.

    'Make sure you're here in not more than ten minutes.'

    'Buy plenty of coffee but not more than a kilogram.'

    (...no more than... also works in the above examples.)

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    Re: not more than

    So the sample sentence is correct, isn't it?

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    #6

    Re: not more than

    Should "not more than" in this sentence be "no more than"?
    Yes.

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