From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmoremore1 /mɔː $ mɔːr/ ●●●S1W1 adverb 🔊 🔊 1[used before an adjective or adverb to form the comparative]MORE THAN something OR somebody ELSE having a particular quality to a greaterdegree opp less 🔊 You’ll have to be more careful next time. 🔊 Can’t it be done more quickly?much/a lot/far more 🔊 Children generally feel much more confident working in groups.more ... than 🔊 It was a lot more expensive than I had expected. 🔊 Your health is more important than anything else. 🔊 Children can often do these puzzles more easily than adults. 🔊 Selling goods abroad is no more difficult (=not more difficult) than selling to the home market.GRAMMAR: ComparativesMore is not used before the -er form of an adjective or adverb. You say: The train is quicker than the bus.✗Don’t say: The train is more quicker.2MORE THAN BEFOREused to say that something happens a greater number of times or for longer opp less 🔊 I promised Mum that I’d help more with the housework. 🔊 You need to get out of the house more.more than 🔊 Children are using the library more than they used to. 🔊 He travels around a lot more now that he has a car.3MORE/EXTRAused to say that something happens to a greater degree opp less 🔊 She cares a lot more for her dogs than she does for me.more than 🔊 It’s his manner I dislike, more than anything else.4 →more and more5 →more or less6 →once more7 →not anymore8 →more than happy/welcome/likely etc9 →the more ..., the more/the less ...10 →be more something than something11 →more than a little12 →no more does/has/will etc somebody13 →no more ... than → more often than notat often(5), → more fool you/him etcat fool1(7), → that’s more like it/this is more like itat like1(11)
much/a lot/far more• And you will weep a lot more, before things are over.• As these few highlights suggest, there is a lot more to nothing than meets the eye.• He had a lot more company this time.• I had suggested some new tropical disease was a far more likely explanation.• On a far more extensive scale than we have done hitherto, we must help refugees in their own and neighbouring countries.• The system allows a lot more flexibility in the way the fireplace can be placed in the house.• This means more work, but it also gives us a lot more flexibility.• When the band became serious, I thought this is a far more contemporary and interesting way to make an artistic statement.a little/many/some/any more• Feel a strongstretch in the left calf-if you don't, move bodyforwarda little more.• And we need to be a little more aggressive physically.• If virtually nothing is known of the towndefences, only a little more can be said about the streets.• NightTrainExpress is a little moreexpensive.• People are relaxinga little more in their wardrobes and the way they do business.• Only a little moreindirect is the effect of the samecuckoogenes on the behaviour of the besotted host.• I thought he was a little moresettledtonight, he was more in control.• One protestsite is in a parking lot a little more than a block away from the UnitedCenter.