Comparing two or more things
What can we do to fix this statement?
"This keeps more calcium from being released into the blood stream."
This keeps more calcium from being released into the blood stream.
You can fix the so-called problem by deleting "more" from the sentence. The strict rule is that when you say "more" you should also "than" what in the same sentence. A looser interpretation of the rules says that the comparision must be completed in the immediate context of the sentence -- the one or two sentences before or the one sentence after.
You can also change "more" to something that gives similar meaning but does not invite comparision -- added, extra, and so on.
I hope this helps.
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