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    #1

    "more money that needed"

    Hi,

    Which one is natural?

    "Don't give him more money than needed."
    "Don't give him more money than is needed."

    Or how would you say it?

    Thank you!

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    #2

    Re: "more money that needed"

    Quote Originally Posted by LeTyan View Post
    Hi,

    Which one is natural?

    "Don't give him more money than needed."
    "Don't give him more money than is needed."

    Or how would you say it?

    Thank you!
    The second one.

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    #3

    Re: "more money that needed"

    Of those two, the second one is my preference. You can also say:

    Don't give him more money than necessary.
    Don't give him more money than is necessary.
    Don't give him more money than he needs. (Slightly different meaning from "is needed".)
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 07-Oct-2013 at 12:00. Reason: typo
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: "more money that needed"

    I'd say they both sound natural.

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    #5

    Re: "more money that needed"

    I actually find the first one slightly more natural than the first.
    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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    Re: "more money that needed"

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I'd say they both sound natural.
    Same here.

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    Re: "more money that needed"

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I actually find the first one slightly more natural than the first.
    Do you mean the second one in the OP, please?

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    #8

    Re: "more money that needed"

    No, I mean the first one in the original post. The one without "is."
    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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    #9

    Re: "more money that needed"

    So it seems like a question of whether "is" is ignorable.

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    Re: "more money that needed"

    Quote Originally Posted by LeTyan View Post
    So it seems like a question of whether "is" is ignorable.
    They are both correct.

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