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    more and more

    Please, teachers, could you tell me how one could say this:
    I mean, I'd like to know how to intensify a sentence.
    Could you proofread this and suggest a better option?

    1.) She went white with anger.
    1.1) She went white and white with anger.
    1.2) She went even white with anger.

    2.) He turns nasty after he's had a couple of drinks.
    2.1) He turns nasty and nasty after he's had a couple of drinks.
    2.1) He turns even nasty after he's had a couple of drinks.

    3) She wants more and more.
    3.1) She wants even more.

    Thank you very much.

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    #2

    Re: more and more

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    Please, teachers, could you tell me how one could say this:
    I mean, I'd like to know how to intensify a sentence.


    3) She wants more and more.
    3.1) She wants even more.

    Thank you very much.
    I'm not a teacher, so this is the only one I'm game to tackle. Both of these are correct, but they say slightly different things. The first says that her wants are continually increasing. Like a black hole, her wants never stop increasing, she always wants more and more and more, with no end in sight. The second says "she has a lot already, but she wants even more" An example of the second might be this: " I gave you two HUGE plates of ice cream, and yet you want even more" Whereas the first might be used of an addict: "No matter how much she (gambles,smokes, drinks, snorts, mainlines, etc) she just wants to keep doing it more and more"


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    #3

    Re: more and more

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    Please, teachers, could you tell me how one could say this:
    I mean, I'd like to know how to intensify a sentence.
    Could you proofread this and suggest a better option?

    1.) She went white with anger.
    1.1) She went white and white with anger. She went whiter and whiter with anger
    1.2) She went even whiter with anger.

    2.) He turns nasty after he's had a couple of drinks.
    2.1) He turns nasty and nasty after he's had a couple of drinks. He turns nastier and nastier after he's had a couple of drinks.
    2.1) He turns even nastier after he's had a couple of drinks.

    3) She wants more and more.
    3.1) She wants even more.

    Thank you very much.
    The doubling of adjectives is a non-English technique. To intensify, you use the comparative, which can be doubled!

    #3 are not adjectives, but are in fact nouns in this context, meaning an additional amount.

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    #4

    Re: more and more

    Thanks Stuart, but as you just said, the difference is almost unoticeble. Anglika, thank you very much.

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