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    #1

    more I

    Could one say:
    1-He more created confusiton than anything else.
    2-He created confusion more than anything else.
    instead of:
    3-He created confusion more than do anything else.

    2 could mean 'He created confusion more than he created anything else. He created more confusion than love, understanding, hatred etc.


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    #2

    Re: more I

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Could one say:
    1-He more created confusion than anything else.
    2-He created confusion more than anything else.
    instead of:
    3-He created confusion more than do anything else.

    2 could mean 'He created confusion more than he created anything else. He created more confusion than love, understanding, hatred etc.
    Really the context is needed - or is this a stand-alone sentence? If so, then He created confusion more than he created anything else is the best way to say it.

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    #3

    Re: more I

    hi there,
    is sentence 1 used in english, please?
    thanks


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    #4

    Re: more I

    Yes, but not in the sense that you suggested in your explanation.

    "Oh my goodness, Bob's done it again. He wrote to the boss about the mess in the office. He's more created confusion than anything else!".

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    #5

    Re: more I

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Yes, but not in the sense that you suggested in your explanation.

    "Oh my goodness, Bob's done it again. He wrote to the boss about the mess in the office. He's more created confusion than anything else!".
    Thanks Anglika.
    There is some misunderstanding. I am not jctgf, but that isn't really that important!

    My context-less (or context-free) sentences often lead to misunderstanding!!

    The context you have created is great.

    Here's your sentence, which is the same as my #1, except for the tense.
    A)He's more created confusion than anything else!
    This sentence means
    'He has created confusion more than HE HAS DONE anything else.' (The thing he has done most is creating confusion)


    If I said:
    B)He has created more confusion than anything else.

    The meaning would be different, wouldn't it? It would be: The thing he created most was confusion. He has confusion more than has he created anything else. (This is the sentence you suggest should be used, but I have changed the tense to the present perfect).

    Now the question is what does this sentence mean:

    2-He created confusion more than anything else.

    Does it mean A or B?
    Does it mean,
    A-what he did most was creating confusion
    or
    B-What he created most was confusion.

    I know that I am very good at creating confusion! Forgive me for that!!

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    #6

    Re: more I

    It means that he mostly created confusion IMO. There could have been some minor good points, but there was a lot more confusion than clarification.

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