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    Question I want to read "more" interesting stories.

    Hello, native speakers.
    I have a question.
    If I would like to express "I want to read stories which are more interesting than the ones I just did", how can I express myself?
    Can "I want to read more interesting stories" convey my true thought?
    Or in what else way can I express myself if I want to use adjective only instead of relative clause?
    By the way, does "I want to read a more interesting story" sound weird to you?
    (a more ineteresting noun)
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    Re: I want to read "more" interesting stories.

    A story that is interesting to a person may not be so to another. Every story is different, so it is rather subjective to compare how interesting stories are. How do you compare an apple and an orange?

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    Re: I want to read "more" interesting stories.

    'I want to read stories more interesting than those I just read.'

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    Re: I want to read "more" interesting stories.

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    A story that is interesting to a person may not be so to another. Every story is different, so it is rather subjective to compare how interesting stories are. How do you compare an apple and an orange?

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    Thanks, tedmc.
    Let me rewrite the situation.
    For instance, LINE just launched a new function that changes words into stickers. For example, smile into .
    This function makes our chats with others more interesting.
    So, LINE launched a new feature which enables users to "have more interesting chats."
    In this situation, what do you think?

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    Re: I want to read "more" interesting stories.

    That may be more interesting to those who like stickers but not those who like to use words.

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    Re: I want to read "more" interesting stories.

    Thanks, guys, but I am not here to debate. LOL I just really want to clear up my confusion. Thank you for your answer above!

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    Re: I want to read "more" interesting stories.

    Quote Originally Posted by handtohsome View Post
    "I want to read more interesting stories"
    It sounds to me as if 'I have read interesting stories before, and I want to read more.'

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    Re: I want to read "more" interesting stories.

    "I want to read more interesting stories" is ambiguous. It could mean "I have read interesting stories and I would like to continue reading interesting stories" or it could mean "I have read some stories and I would now like to read some stories which are more interesting than the stories I previously read".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I want to read "more" interesting stories.

    Welcome to the forum, greatwindowsss.

    Please read this extract from the forum guidelines:
    You are welcome to answer questions posted in the Ask a Teacher forum as long as your suggestions, help, and advice reflect a good understanding of the English language. If you are not a teacher, you will need to state that clearly at the top of your post.

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    Re: I want to read "more" interesting stories.

    greatwindowsss did not answer any questions but copied what I already wrote and then posted an advertising link, which was subsequently deleted by bhaisahab.

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