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    the more likely vs more likely

    Hi,

    I encountered the following sentence while reading a book.
    "Study after study shows that if we are able to conceive of a failure as an opportunity for growth, we are all the more likely to experience that growth."
    Could anyone please explain why the author used " the more likely" instead of "more likely" in this case. Does this make any difference?

    Many thanks for your help!

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    Re: the more likely vs more likely

    The writer could have used we are more likely. The form used - all the more likely - is an emphatic form of this, like even more likely.

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    Re: the more likely vs more likely

    "All the more" is an emphatic version of "more" but beware, you can't use it in every context instead of "more".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: the more likely vs more likely

    Thank you! I got the phrase and will look at it in detail.
    Last edited by diendaneng; 29-Feb-2016 at 12:41.

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    Re: the more likely vs more likely

    Welcome to the forum, diendaneng.

    Quote Originally Posted by diendaneng View Post
    I encountered the following sentence while reading a book.
    In future posts, please state the name and author of the book, or the source of any text you are quoting.

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