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    #1

    more than two OR two or more

    I am in favor of the idea that students should learn more than two foreign languages at school.
    What should I use,
    more than two OR two or more ?

    want to express 2 or more than 2 (( incluing 2

    thanks

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    #2

    Re: more than two OR two or more

    How many language do you think they should learn?

    More than two = They will learn at least three
    Two or more = They will learn a minimum of two

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    #3

    Re: more than two OR two or more

    Quote Originally Posted by sunny_be_active View Post
    want to express 2 or more than 2 (( incluing 2
    I think 'at least two' means so.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: more than two OR two or more

    Quote Originally Posted by sunny_be_active View Post
    I am in favor of the idea that students should learn more than two foreign languages at school.
    What should I use,
    more than two OR two or more ?
    Use more than two.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: more than two OR two or more

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Use more than two.
    You missed a line - "want to express 2 or more than 2 (( incluing 2"
    "Use more than two" doesn't work for that. Responses #2 and #3 are correct for that.


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    #6

    Re: more than two OR two or more

    Quote Originally Posted by sunny_be_active View Post
    What should I use, more than two OR two or more ?
    I think 'Which' should be used instead of 'What' because options are available.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #7

    Re: more than two OR two or more

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    You missed a line - "want to express 2 or more than 2 (( incluing 2"
    "Use more than two" doesn't work for that. Responses #2 and #3 are correct for that.

    That last bit didn't make sense to me, so I answered the part I quoted, the first.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #8

    Re: more than two OR two or more

    Am I the only who thinks it's simpler to say "They should learn at least two"?

    (Assuming the OP means 2, 3, 4... )
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 05-Feb-2016 at 17:39. Reason: Fixed minor typo
    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 than two OR two or more

    Quote Originally Posted by sunny_be_active View Post
    I am in favor of the idea that students should learn more than two foreign languages at school.
    What should I use,
    more than two OR two or more ?

    want to express 2 or more than 2 (( incluing 2

    thanks
    The OP's sentence in red contradicts the one in blue, as clearly stated in response #2.

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    #10

    Re: more than two OR two or more

    Quote Originally Posted by sunny_be_active View Post
    I am in favor of the idea that students should learn more than two foreign languages at school.
    Is this a quote, sunny, or is it your own opinion? If it is a quote, you'd better use quotation marks. Otherwise, your post becomes quite ambiguous.

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