MORE and LESS used in Comparisons



MORE and LESS used in Comparisons :



Notice in the following sentences how more and less are used in comparisons.


1. My wife enjoyed the film a lot more than I did.
2. I like swimming far more than my wife does.
3. Mary dislikes sewing a little less than her mother does.
4. Balu dislikes going to the doctor a great deal less than his wife does.
5. Ram plays tennis much less often than his friend Abdul does.
6. The new assistant types a little more carefully than the old one did.
7. My last son loses his glasses a good deal more often than he used to.
8. The boys are playing now a lot less noisily than they did yesterday.


Study following sentences.


(i) Does he speak more clearly than Mr. Rao does?


(a) No. He speaks much less clearly.
(b) No. He speaks rather less clearly.
(c) No. He speaks a little less clearly.


1. I like the way Mr. Patel teaches rather more than I used to.

rather - adverb – predeterminer - to some degree - quite


1. I like the way Mrs. Smith teaches quite a lot more than I used to.

quite – adverb – predeterminer – completely - perfectly

lot - noun – lots – plural - a great quantity, number or amount


1. I like the way Mrs. Leela teaches rather less than I used to.

2. I like the way Mr. Pal teaches far more than I used to.


1. In my opinion, she hasn't worked any more efficiently than you have.

2. In my opinion, she hasn't worked any less efficiently than you have.

3. In my opinion, she hasn’t worked very much more efficiently than you have.

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