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    Help me please.

    "The number of participants is _____ higher than that of the last conference."

    A. more
    B. further
    C. way
    D. a number

    I choose B. Is it correct? and Explain.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Comparision

    The only grammatically correct answer is C.

    'Way higher' informally means 'much higher'.


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    Re: Comparision

    I would add that "much higher" is what I would expect, but of course, that is not one of your choices.

    I think that "way higher" has a very informal feel to it.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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