three more apples or more three apples?

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rosa87

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Hi!

I wonder if you could help me with the following sentences:

1.I need three more apples
2. I need more three apples

Which one is correct?

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Hi!

I wonder if you could help me with the following sentences:

1.I need three more apples
2. I need more three apples

Which one is correct?

thanks...

Sentence 1 is correct. Imagine it like this:

I need more apples.
How many more apples do you need?
I need three more [apples].

The word "three" goes in the same place as "how many", ie before the word "more".
 

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1.I need three more apples
2. I need more three apples

I wonder if the sentences might be interpreted as follows;

1. I've got (some) apples and I need extra three apples.
2. I've got (some) apples in threes and I need extra apples in threes.

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I wonder if the sentences might be interpreted as follows;

1. I've got (some) apples and I need extra three apples.
2. I've got (some) apples in threes and I need extra apples in threes.

Thanks in advance.

I can't make that interpretation work for me.
 

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2. I've got (some) apples in threes and I need extra apples in threes.

It's not a standard grouping for apples, so it doesn't work. If you said 'I need more dozen eggs', it would be a mess, but I would know what you wanted .
 
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