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    How many more

    Hi, there. Here is a paragraph:
    The Block Write begins with a slave address and a write condition. After the command code the host issues a byte count which describes how many more bytes will follow in the message.

    In which, what "how many more" means?

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    Re: How many more

    It means "the number of".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: How many more

    To emsr2d2:

    It appears to be the same as "how many", if so, what is the more for? For emphasizing?
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    Re: How many more

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Lin View Post
    After the command code the host issues a byte count which describes how many more bytes will follow in the message.
    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Lin View Post
    It appears to be the same as "how many". If , if so, what is the "more" for? For emphasiszing?
    In this case, more doesn't add anything to the sentence. "Will follow" makes "more" redundant. A careful editor would remove it.

    Always set words you're asking about in italics or surround them with quotation marks.
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    Re: How many more

    The slave address and the command are also bytes that are sent. That's why the additional bytes to be sent are "more."

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    Re: How many more

    I missed that.
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    Re: How many more

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Lin View Post
    To emsr2d2:

    It appears to be the same as "how many", if so, what is the more for? For emphasizing?
    How many bytes beyond this point. It's for clarity rather than emphasis.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 07-Jul-2017 at 07:36.

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    Re: How many more

    To GoesStation:
    Would you tell me why gerund can't follow the for? Instead noun?
    Last edited by Andy Lin; 07-Jul-2017 at 07:54.
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