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    A doubt about "more or less"

    "more or less" is commonly used by spanish people when speaking english. Is this correct or are there any better expresions with the same meaning?


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    Re: A doubt about "more or less"

    It is a commonly used expression. In what context have you heard it?

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    Re: A doubt about "more or less"

    Could we use "give or take" to express the same meaning? For example, I have to give you about $100, give or take $10.

    Does that make sense or express the same meaning as "more or less"?

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    Re: A doubt about "more or less"

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    It is a commonly used expression. In what context have you heard it?
    I have heard it in different contexts. Comparing prices, for example " It may cost 30 pounds, more or less. Other context: "These two words have more or less the same meaning".

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    Re: A doubt about "more or less"

    Quote Originally Posted by supada View Post
    Could we use "give or take" to express the same meaning? For example, I have to give you about $100, give or take $10.

    Does that make sense or express the same meaning as "more or less"?
    The two meanings are similar; the main difference is that 'give or take' requires a specific quantity. (In very informal speech it doesn't: some people would find it acceptable to say "I'm looking for $100, give or take" [and not expect a number to complete the expression].)

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