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    #1

    more so than any other party...

    Are these sentences correct:
    1) We supported them, more than any other party in the country.
    2) We supported them, more so than any other party in the country.

    Can't they mean two things:
    a) We supported them, more than any other party in the country did.
    b) We supported them, more than we supported any other party in the country.

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    #2

    Re: more so than any other party...

    I'm not sure what your comma is for.

    A: We supported them more.
    B: You supported them more than what?
    A: Who. Not what. We supported them more than we supported any other party.
    B: But you didn't support anybody else, did you?
    A: Exactly! So we definitely supported them more.
    B: Whatever.

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    #3

    Re: more so than any other party...

    Two things.

    1. Context matters.
    2. There is always a context.
    3. Either of your interpretations could be correct depending on the context.

    OK, three things.

    (I don't see why you need the second sentence, but there could be a valid reason for it I suppose.)
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    Re: more so than any other party...

    Thank you very much, Tarheel,

    I think the comma could mark an afterthought or give the sentence a double focus.

    You did not support them at all.
    - What? That's a blatant lie. We supported them, more so than any other party in the country.


    We supported them. What's more, we supported them more than any other party in the country.

    I am not sure 'more so' works there though. That was one of my problems. The 'so' does not add anything to the sentence. It does not replace an adjective...

    A) He was kind. More so than anyone else I knew.


    The 'more so' in 'A' makes sense to me and could not be replaced with 'more. The 'more so' in '2' does not make sense to me, but I have heard people say things like that.

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    #5

    Re: more so than any other party...

    "So" doesn't belong in either sentence.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: more so than any other party...

    Can you expand?
    Do you think 'more so' is wrong in this sentence?: "He was kind - more so than anyone else I knew."
    I believe it is correct.

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    Re: more so than any other party...

    More so works in BrE.

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    #8

    Re: more so than any other party...

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Can you expand?
    Do you think 'more so' is wrong in this sentence?: "He was kind - more so than anyone else I knew."
    I believe it is correct.
    You're right. Sorry I misled you.
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    Re: more so than any other party...

    Screen-blindness affects us all. Something that seemed right one day may seem less so the next.

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