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    More Than

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    What part of speech is the phrase "more than"?

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    Re: More Than

    Please write at least a full sentence.

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    Re: More Than

    Hi, thanks for the response.

    This is the full sentence, " I have got more than one snake"
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 16-Jul-2016 at 13:33.

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    Re: More Than

    I have got [more than one] snake.

    It is two separate items: "more" is a degree determiner and "than" is a preposition heading the PP "than one" functioning as complement to "more". The whole bracketed constituent is a determiner phrase (DP).

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    Re: More Than

    Am I right to guess that PP stands for "prepositional phrase"?
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: More Than

    I think it is a prepositional phrase because 'than' is a preposition.
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    Re: More Than

    Quote Originally Posted by Darryus View Post


    What part of speech is the phrase "more than"?

    NOT A TEACHER

    Here is some information that may interest you.

    "I didn't have a [one] dollar."
    "I didn't have more than a [one] dollar."

    In the opinion of four scholars, "more than" is an intensifying adverb that intensifies the noun phrase "a dollar."

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    This is ONLY my thinking:

    "I have a snake."
    "I have one snake."
    "I have more than one snake."

    "More than" is an adverb that intensifies "one snake."


    Source: Quirk, et al., A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language (1985 edition), pages 449 -450.
    Last edited by TheParser; 17-Jul-2016 at 13:05.

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