[General] How many more

Andy Lin

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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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It means "the number of".
 

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To emsr2d2:

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

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After the command code the host issues a byte count which describes how many more bytes will follow in the message.

It appears to be the same as "how many". If [STRIKE], if[/STRIKE] so, what is the "more" for? For emphasis[STRIKE]zing[/STRIKE]?
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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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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I missed that.
 

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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.
 
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To GoesStation:
Would you tell me why gerund can't follow the for? Instead noun?
 
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