How to understand word 'MORE' in a specific sentence

gaolei

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The wirter would reveive an extra $1,000 a year. He would get $1,000 a year ____.
A. more B.over

The answer is A. He would get $1,000 a year more.
But I don't understand why 'more' is placed at the end of a sentence.
I think 'more' means extra. Is ‘more’ a adjective here?
Can I express like this,:
He would get $1,000 more a year, or He would get more $1,000 a year.
 
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The writer would receive an extra $1,000 a year.

More is at the end because: He would get $1,000 a year more (than he would normally get).

It's also possible to express the same idea not at the end of the sentence: He would get an extra $1,000 a year.

Is more an adjective here? Yes, more is an adjective.
Can I express like this:
:tick:He would get $1,000 more a year.
:cross:He would get more $1,000 a year.

 
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More is at the end because: He would get $1,000 a year more (than he would normally get).

That's the meaning here but I don't think that's exactly the reason why more is at the end of the phrase.


more comes after the quantity, not before.

:tick:three more months
:cross:more three months

:tick:He would get $1,000 more a year.
:cross:He would get more $1,000 a year.


Note that the
quantity may also consist of several words, depending on what you want to focus on:

:tick:three months more
:tick:He would get $1,000 a year more.
 
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