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    "more than a year" vs "more than one year"

    Are "more than a year" and "more than one year" exchangeable?

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    Re: "more than a year" vs "more than one year"

    Please give context — at least a full sentence.

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    Re: "more than a year" vs "more than one year"

    Are "more than a year" and "more than one year" exchangeable in the following example sentence?
    She has lived in Paris more than a year.

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    Re: "more than a year" vs "more than one year"

    I would add "for" before "more than". In your sentence, it's possible use either "a year" or "one year".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "more than a year" vs "more than one year"

    In addition to using Ems' suggestions, I might also naturally use the slightly shorter version:

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    She has lived in Paris for over a year.

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    Re: "more than a year" vs "more than one year"

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I would add "for" before "more than". In your sentence, it's possible use either "a year" or "one year".
    I would say "She has lived in Paris more than a year. = She has lived in Paris for more than a year."

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    Re: "more than a year" vs "more than one year"

    Quote Originally Posted by Eckaslike View Post
    In addition to using Ems' suggestions, I might also naturally use the slightly shorter version:
    Are "over a year" and "over one year" exchangeable in "She has lived in Paris for over a year."?

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    Re: "more than a year" vs "more than one year"

    To me, yes they are.

    The "a" in "a year" tells you that it is singular, and therefore can only be one year. "Over", in this context, means "more than". I therefore see them as having exactly the same meaning.

    However, I find "over a year" more natural than "over one year".

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